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Stone veneer or XPS?

b4316207 | Posted in General Questions on

Question I am building new house and have XPS 2″ on exterior on foundation wall running below grade and above grade was wondering if anyone can give me some Technique
Was thinking about using a stone veneer on the concrete that is above grade anyone that I ask says need to remove the xps from the foundation wall on exterior to attach stone veneer question is there a way to attach stone veneer leaving xps on wall Thank you

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    If this is a new house, you should have figured this detail out before construction started. Now, it's a little late.

    As a first step, you should probably read previous Q&A threads on the topic:

    Stone (not veneer) over 3" rigid continuous exterior insulation

    Best practice for stone siding over stick-built walls?

    Installing stone veneer over 2-inch rigid insulation

    Detail for stone veneer

    Best details for thin stone veneer exterior wall

    -- Martin Holladay

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