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Old 21st July 2013, 04:01 PM
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The builder wanted $10k to add the stone veneer to the front of my build. I passed on it. Fast forward to this spring, the scratch coat was still on the house but no stucco. I decided to go ahead and install stone before they did the stucco. Half the work was already done.

Picked up some gray stone veneer, mortar and miscellaneous tools.





Laying out materials and mocking things up. A lot of the work went into in measuring out the layout and installing the supports at the bases of the wall into the concrete.



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Old 21st July 2013, 04:08 PM
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The best thing to buy for this whole project was a diamond saw blade. Made the cuts easy. Was fairly simple after that. Cut the stone, mix mortar, apply to stone, attach to wall and let it set.

Front lower bay window area



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Old 21st July 2013, 04:17 PM
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All done, supports still in, stucco not applied yet.



Stucco being applied



Decided to ditch the standard builder wall lanterns and update with new wall bullets. They are nice since they shine really make the stone pop at night. My alternative to installing soffit pot lights. All in I think I spent less than $1000.





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Old 22nd July 2013, 11:58 AM
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Awesome! Was pricing out houses again and wanted the stone caps done in the fronts, but price was crazy.
Wondering where you got picked up the stone and cost compared to the $10k the builders wanted?
Really want the stone, but with vinyl siding and/or wood boards.
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Old 22nd July 2013, 02:47 PM
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There's a few places you can pick up stone. There's a place called IXL on Lag that a lot of the builders get the same stuff from. http://ixlmasonry.com/index.php?page=winnipeg

They have a lot of stuff on display there. I ended up getting a deal and special ordering just through home depot of all places. I ended up paying under $1000 for the amount of the house I covered.

Stone is usually sold by the square foot; average from $10-20 each square foot. Also, the stone comes corner pieces as well and those are sold by the linear foot and cost $15-25 per linear foot depending on the type you choose. You don't have to buy the premade corner pieces, but they look nicer and make the job easier. I'd recommend that for sure.

Here's a site that is one of the more popular brands of stone:

http://www.eldoradostone.com/
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Did you get a polished/stamped driveway and sidewalk?
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Old 23rd July 2013, 08:55 AM
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Nice job! Those wall bullet lights are cool...where did you pick those up?
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Nice work, same stone I have.
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Old 24th July 2013, 11:18 PM
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No special polished/stamped driveway. I picked up the bullet lights in the US.
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