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Unread 11-01-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Covering exterior brick?

I bought a house recently that has about 1/8 of the front exterior bricked with an orange-hued brick that I don't much like. I was wondering if I could cover it with limestone tiles or something like that - but don't know what'll happen with the window openings.... Are there other considerations to doing this? I am getting an estimate from a mason crew who did my patio, and that does other types of masonry work, to do the work, but I am concerned about the corners, edges, and window casings. Any advice? Will stacked tile work/stick to brick? I like the look of that too! Thanks!
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Unread 11-01-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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It's no problem sticking to brick.As long as you're not in Alaska.You may have to chise flat some of the window sill area and wrap with stone.You can also use the stack stone, just need some footer to stack on.

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Unread 11-01-2007, 06:59 PM   #3
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I do a fair amount of culture (fake) stone. I always ramset lathe to the brick and cover with wall float to have a clean flat setting bed, then setting the stuff with a type "N" mortar with weep holes every 6 inches or so.

I think I'd be tempted to do the same here. Certainly no harm in doing that. I would feel uncomfortable with moisture getting behind the stone.
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