Stone Veneer: Columns

Columns are a unique way to add structural support and beauty to your house. A fundamental column on your house can quickly be concealed by installing paver stones, which will successfully conceal the column with a new, more eye attractive paver stone wall.

Embellishing the existing column on your porch for your house may work to make your home more enticing by improving your home’s entryway method. Please make certain that no deeper issue is at stake in your old columns prior to going on to the installation. This job may appear to be a little intimidating in the beginning, but the average house owner can quickly achieve this job within a matter of hours, relying on the size and numbers columns that you plan to cover.

Develop a distinctive swimming pool area or patio by including columns to your landscaping design. Systems are well built and extremely steady, without any cutting required. Requirement column heights are 3, 4, or 5 feet. Any column going beyond 5 feet need to be strengthened with rebar and positioned on a strengthened concrete footing.

Methods of Installation

The process of Paver setup is not too intricate, but it should be done a specific way. Base rock, sand, pavers, and edge restraint come together to make an appealing Paving setup that will carry out for years if properly installed.

1 – Begin by cleaning the existing column. Use a wire brush and scrape off all loose particles then utilize the power washer to clean it the remainder of the method. Throughout this step, if you discover any considerable damage to the column you may have to change your plans since a larger concern may exist, and covering it up would not fix the support problem.

2 – Wrap the entire existing column with fiberglass lath. Cut it to precise dimensions with a sharp energy knife and secure it in place with galvanized roofing nails, ensuring to put a nail every six inches. This gives the mortar a structure to stay with, which offers the paver stones a backing to secure to.

3 – Mix the mortar with water in a bucket or wheelbarrow, following the directions on the bag, up until you have a paste-like mixture. Use the mortar onto the fiberglass lath, making certain to spread a thin layer equally on all the faces of the existing columns. While applying usage the edge of the cement trowel so that it forms small lines running throughout the base coat.

4 – Using a damp saw to make any cuts, begin installing the paver stones one row at a time. Apply mortar to all the edges of the paver stones and push them firmly together as you construct the new wall. Make sure to leave enough overlap on the external edges to permit the next side to be joined to the paver stone wall properly.

5 – This is where you decide how you wish to form the style for the new column walls. When setting up the rows above the starter row make certain that the joints do not match up, otherwise the sky is the limit on how you decide to cut a piece the paver stones together to form the new outside look. Whether you choose to utilize various colors, various styles, or to even have the paver stones engraved after completing, the basic installation is the very same.