Replacing Lattice with a Natural Stone Foundation

Applications: Foundations, SidingLocation: New Hampshire

On an island on Lake Winnipesaukee, a beautiful, older home was in need of an upgrade. The home is surrounded by raised decks with a lattice work underneath the deck and the house itself. Rustic Stone & Garden Design, a masonry company in Moultonborough, NH was tasked with upgrading the lattice foundation to resemble a rustic-appearing foundation.

Foundation by Rustic Stone and Garden Boston Blend Round
Foundation by Rustic Stone and Garden Boston Blend Round

In order to do this, the mason decided to replace the lattice with Boston Blend Round Natural Thin Stone Veneer. A carpenter was brought in to cover the lattice with plywood and adding footings where necessary to ensure structural integrity. The plywood was then covered with tar paper, wire lathe, a mortar scratch coat, and MVIS Air and Water Barrier. Once the surface was prepared and water proofed, they then could attach the natural stone veneer using MVIS Hi-Bond Veneer Mortar. After the stone was attached, they filled the joints with MVIS pointing mortar.

To further resemble a rustic foundation, inset windows were created using Boston Blend corners to provide a three dimensional look. Barn doors were also installed around the foundation to enable storage access.

The end result of this project is a beautiful rustic home with stunning lakeside views. From its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions to its low maintenance requirements, a natural stone foundation will provide you with peace of mind and a stunning lakeside retreat for years to come.

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