At ProCoat Salt Lake City, we entered this market because we saw an acute need to provide the construction industry with the best in stone veneer products, coupled with the hands on technical advice we perform. As you know, stone veneer, whether natural, or a cast concrete product, is a building material that can afford decades of beautiful service with a minimum of maintenance – if installed correctly.
Or, if improperly installed, it can become a very rapid nightmare for the building owner. It’s easy to spot a failing stone veneer installation if you know what to look for. The more easily you can spot the flaws in the installations of others, the more easily you can catch correctable mistakes in your own technique.
Signs of Impending Failure
The absence of visual water damage doesn’t mean that nothing is wrong or that the end user is imagining smelling mold or noticing other problems.
At the base of wood framed structures weep screeds need to be apparent as well as along the tops of all window and door penetration points.
At all junction points between dissimilar materials, or where stone veneer meets other cladding materials, all of those joints must be thoroughly and effectively sealed.
Stone veneer should never come in contact with the ground or pavement or roofing materials and kick out flashings should be properly installed everywhere they are needed.
When in Doubt Consult with Us
We obviously have a stake in the happiness of the end users of stone veneer installations. Doing things right the first time, and being able to spot, and correct, the installation failures of others is the key to gaining and keeping consumer’s trust in stone veneer.
We sell every conceivable support product needed to ensure a successful and long term stone veneer installation. Also, if you are ever at a loss on how to approach a particular problem, or if you just want to raise the skill level of your crew, we are committed to the hands on training of the proper installation of the stone veneer products we carry.
Remember, we have a stake in your success, because it reflects on us too. If you ever have a technical question about stone veneer or its installation, never hesitate to contact our Salt Lake City contractor desk at 801-410-4345 to discuss your project or particular situation.