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Hi Kurt,

It's lick 'n stick. I see that same cast stone all the time here. It would really look better with a piece of flashing at the horizontal transition, but I don't think the lack of one is going to make a difference. This stuff is like stucco - it's applied to a mud-wire lath base over paper and it's designed to drain. Even without the flashing, water simply runs past it and leaves the wall at the bottom as it's supposed to.

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M.

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While it would look for finished and esthetically pleasing with some flashing there, the scratch coat doesn't need to extend up behind the casing. The point I was trying to make is that they don't really need to be flashed because, if they're installed properly, the wall will drain very well.

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M.

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You know, I can't ever recall having seen "lick & stick", and don't honestly know what it is. I know how real stone works (I live in a masonry city), but haven't the foggiest about this stuff....

Anyone got some brand names or links for me to look over?

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Originally posted by kurt

You know, I can't ever recall having seen "lick & stick", and don't honestly know what it is. I know how real stone works (I live in a masonry city), but haven't the foggiest about this stuff....

Anyone got some brand names or links for me to look over?

Here you go http://www.culturedstone.com/

Also this is a link to a diagram that just about covers everything that this post is about.

http://www.culturedstone.com/technical/ ... etail4.asp

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I put a bunch of it on my house when I built it. We like the look of stone, but didn't have budget for it. I twisted the arms of a few friends and family for help, and we put it up with only a couple of very basic instruction sheets (I didn't even have internet at the time). I actually enjoyed it, except for what the mortar did to my fingers over the days we were working on it.

That stuff is tougher than you might think. Just 6 months after moving in we had a helluva storm come through. A 90 foot pine tree out back went down into the roof of the master suite, finally stopped by the top plate of one of the lick & stick walls. Two pieces were knocked off; maybe three or four busted. That was it. I was impressed.

Brian G.

Rockin' the House [:-party]

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Kurt,

It performs about the same as stucco. Two layers of 60-minute paper, some wire lath, mortar and then the stones are pushed into the mortar. The whole thing is supported temporarily on a wood cleat attached to the side of the house. Sometimes they'll bolt a steel anchor to the wall to support it.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Originally posted by kurt

You know, I can't ever recall having seen "lick & stick", and don't honestly know what it is. I know how real stone works (I live in a masonry city), but haven't the foggiest about this stuff....

Anyone got some brand names or links for me to look over?

Think hardcoat stucco with really big aggregate.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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No Chris,

It isn't stucco, it is like stucco in the way it is installed on a bed of mortar, on lath, over two layers of paper. I think you could call it a "type" of masonry veneer. I think the stuff in your pictures will drain well even without a weep screed. However, when the joints are struck and smoothed there needs to be a way for moisture to get out as with masonry veneer or stucco.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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