My husband and I are putting in an offer on a farmhouse in Ontario. The date on the barn is 1913, so we assume the house is a similar vintage.
Currently the house is 1/3 covered in vinyl siding, 1/3 in insulbrick, and 1/3 the original siding. From what I can see, the original exterior appears to be a 2 or 3" layer of concrete, scored and then painted to look like brick.
Has anyone else seen or heard of a house sided with concrete? I'm not even sure how it would have been done!
There are some cracks in the visible part, but I'm not sure what we will find under the insulbrick and vinyl siding. I've heard horror stories about people tuckpointing brick with the wrong kind of mortar and causing massive problems with the brick, so I want to make sure we patch the cracks with the correct material to strengthen and seal it, before re-painting.
Thanks in advance for any help!