Adding Stone Veneer to a Concrete Foundation Wall

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With all the work we put into "dressing up" our front facade, something had to be done on the bare, unfinished foundation wall. What did we do? Added stone veneer!
It's typically for many homes - new and old - to have a bare, "naked" foundation wall at the gap between where the siding stops and the ground starts. Depending on the grade of the land, as little as a few inches or as much as 2'+ may be exposed giving an unattractive, unfinished appearance.
Using Type 'S' mortar, the stone veneer was added to the foundation wall.
Check out the before & after on the far side of our front facade where over 2 feet of bare foundation wall was previously exposed. What a difference! Original post linked below.
Stone veneer products, which are made from concrete, come in a range of colors + shapes and can be used for a variety of projects. Their 'pro' is that they are lighter weight than real stone, less expensive, and only about 1 - 2 thick. And the best part of all... You really don't need ANY EXPERIENCE to apply / install them.
Before and After
Entire front porch. More on that here:
Before and After of the foundation wall.
Jenna Burger Design
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Linda Gardner Linda Gardner on Mar 06, 2020

    Thank you for this post! I’ve been wanting to do this to my house for sometime now. A contractor painted the cement and I have been told by the manufacture that it won’t stick with the paint on there. Do you have any solutions or knowledge about this?


  • Sandy Sandy on Mar 06, 2020

    How does this veneer come, in sections, individually or what? Can it be used just on the outside wall of a screened in porch (bottom half) top is screen, meaning there is vinyl covering the bottom part of my wall to the screened in porch on two sides and the corner is cinder block holding up the rest of the roof. there is nothing behind the vinyl but what looks like to me some cheap kind of insulation and the 2x4's that the screen is stapled to. This partial wall is only on the one side of the house where the screened in porch is. 3-6-20 thanks

  • Kathy hansen Kathy hansen on Sep 06, 2020

    Where is the best place to get the stone veneer at?

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