Cover entire surface with 3.4 expanded metal lath, overlapping the joints using 1-1/2"- 2” nails. Over an existing wood surface, nails should be six inches (6”) apart in every direction, with extra attention to being sure that nailing is through all existing studs . Over-lap all joints and at all corners, and never leave a lath seam at a corner. Overlap at least 6" on vertical seams, and 2" on horizontal seams. Use tin snips to cut lath. Less nailing may be used if staple hammer is used. Over plasterboard or painted surface, nails should be kept 16” on center, penetrating the studs, and 6” apart. KEEP LATH TIGHT.
REMINDER: Waterproof paper should be used over an exterior wood surface before installing lath per local code.
Approximately half an hour later, when the mortar is no longer wet, push the mortar deeper into the joints, and at the same time, rake out any excess mortar using a rounded stick. If it is found at this state that by raking out the joints, the mortar smears over the face of the brick, wait an additional half an hour or so until the mortar has set up further. After the above procedure has been completed, wire brush any excess mortar from the face of the veneer, and clean up joints at the same time with the wire brush and a whiskbroom.
NOTE: Emphasis has been placed on using a mortar mix in the installation of the veneer. There are many adhesives on the market that will work. The problem with most is their tendency to slide when installed, thus requiring spacers, etc.
Do It Yourself, How-to Guide to Installing and setting Brick Veneer to a Wall or Walls
Brick veneer can be applied to ANY STRUCTURALLY SOUND SURFACE. No foundation or structural changes are necessary, as stone and brick veneer become an integral part of the surface to which it is attached, and is not considered a structural member.
In most cases, installation over an existing sound concrete, stone, concrete block, brick, or stucco surface does not require additional surface preparation. It can be applied directly over that surface using mortar, or a mixture of mortar and thin set. Personally, I like the addition of a little thinset as it aids in the initial adhesion on vertical surfaces. Premixed mortar can also be used, but may require the addition of some cement, or as we prefer, thinset mix. Some premixed mortar just has too much sand in it.
NOTE: Grade "D" waterproof paper should be used over an exterior wood surface before installing lath per code.
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