Real Stone Facade

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    SWBAH

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    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first post :) I have large amount of concrete exposed around my garage and front steps. I'm thinking I'd like to do a stone facade but don't want it to look cheap. I'd like to maybe use real cut stone. Does anyone have any product they recommend?
     
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    Refining your location will result in localized information.
     
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    For the purpose of the building material suggestions, it would be 4 season northern U.S. climate. Down to zero in the Winter and 100 in the Summer.
     
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    So, you aren't looking for location specifics, just non specific general information, because, that's anyplace north of 40 degrees longitude.
     
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    Exactly. This is more a general question. I've seen a lot of fake stone facade and don't like seems it makes or the feel if you touch it. I like the look of stacked stone but that would get heavy and expensive to go up the 10 feet I need. I'm trying to find something that can adhere well to the concrete while not having issues with ice forming behind and pushing it off. I want the look and feel like real stone. Hopefully that makes sense.

    Thanks.
     
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    That's fine, however, there are aesthetics to be considered in every area.

    What may be standard in southern CA., may not be so in in Humbolt County or in the Cumberlin Gap, or Maine, or the Midwest, and there is also trades and their mechanical abilities to be considered.

    A general answer is, well anything that you can get to stick to the surface.
     
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    I think, but I could be wrong that houses built to have stone face is much like brick, it is sitting on a ledge built into the foundation.
    And captured stone and mortar would absorb water and needs a drain plane behind it so water can drain out.
     

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