all about stone veneer illustrated diagram of veneer installation prep layers
Illustration: Pete Sucheski
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Beneath The Stone

To protect your home from water damage—inside and out—a veneer installation requires a few layers of prep work.
Asphalt felt or grade D building paper acts as a moisture barrier against water and snow.
Self-furring galvanized lath helps support the mortar.
Mortar scratch coat helps support the stone.
Mortar setting bed bonds the stone to the scratch coat.
Veneer Looks like full-size stone but weighs much less.
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