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What are the best anchors I can use to wall mount an X95K (32.1kg, 70lb) television to a solid limestone fireplace?

I mounted this with the anchors that came with the articulating wall mount that's rated for this TV, but I noticed they started sliding out of the holes after about an hour. Anchors Pulled Out Holes ...
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How to address the leakage from the back of newly installed stone sink?

Background-Kitchen renovation in brick and mortar building. Location-West Bengal, India. Issue-after installation of stone/marble sink, there is leakage from the back; Two installers had tried ...
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How to acquire clip and rail systems for exterior cladding

I’m interested in using adhered veneer stone cladding in conjunction with ComfortBoard 80 on my foundation wall. The attachment systems I’ve found appear to want you to be a contractor that they can “...
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How to remove adhesive from landscaping stones?

How do I remove adhesive from landscaping stones that were stacked? I have large landscaping stones that stacked and had glued together.
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What are the pros and cons for not using coping stone for the edge of a porch?

I have the porch represented in the below picture (right side in the picture shows the layout). As far as I can understand I have two options: Use copping stone for the treads (represented in the ...
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DIY flexible stone-gravel tile (glued on a soft net) over garden?

I'm wondering if I can find a way to glue small pebbles or gravel on 1 to 2 sq ft pieces of soft net or mesh to create a flexible but durable-enough tile-like surface to cover soil. It would ideally ...
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Best Approach to Refacing Fireplace

This is my first post and I'm hoping I don't sound too ignorant with my question. Background - I am renovating my living room and would like to reface our brick fireplace with a thin stone veneer. I ...
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Identify stone countertop and fix bleach stain

After doing a bunch of reading, I am now stuck as I don't want to make a bad problem worse. I have a bleach stain (Domestos) on a bathroom stone countertop. From what I understand I need to make a ...
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Porch with precast concrete step -what type of stones should I ask for when I order them?

Here is the porch in question I am planning to use this stone https://www.banasstones.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Salt-Pepper.pdf They say it comes in Coping, Treads, Risers, Steps, Pier Caps and ...
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Porch with one precast step - I am planning to install 1" granit stone over the step and the porch -how can I cut the nose of the step?

Right now it looks like this. The type of stone that I am planning to install is described here https://www.banasstones.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Salt-Pepper.pdf How can I cut that nose? Is it ...
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How to cut a large piece of marble 1” thick

I went to demolish and remove a 8'x4' pool table in our basement and discovered the top slab is marble. If it is even possible, we thought it would be cool to turn it into a bar top that we plan to ...
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Is this concrete or a natural stone?

I have a sewer pipe the passes through a creek (marked with a white arrow). On the upstream side, there's something that looks either like a natural formation, or some kind of concrete (circled in ...
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How to repair and prevent further erosion of sandstone doorsill?

The sandstone doorsill below the wooden threshold is eroding at the side door of my 1890 wood frame Victorian home. The stone face has begun to spall. I want to fill the gap to keep out water and ...
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How to repair stone veneer corners broken off by screw anchors

I have a stone veneer wall we’re replacing shutters on. The existing holes drilled for the plastic screw anchors for the old shutters have caused some of the stone corners to break. We need to repair ...
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What is covering my stone wall and how to repair?

In the photos you can see some kind of concrete rendering or something covering the top of my doorway, and also a layer peeling off the side of a window. Does anyone know what this most likely is? Is ...
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How to glue a plastic clip onto an outdoor flat marble surface

I’m installing balcony lighting and want to glue plastic clips to guide the cable conduit onto the marble floor. I have not been able to find an adhesive that works on these two materials. What should ...
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What should go under my stone house foundation?

After diggers have cleared out the rock around my back wall, I can see that in some spots the foundation appears to have gaps underneath. I assume if I kept digging it would eventually hit rock again....
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What kind of siloxane coating should I use on historical brownstone steps that is historically safe?

I'd like to reduce the amount of water soaking into my 120 year old brownstone steps and want to use something that won't run afoul of the landmarks historical commission or change the look in any ...
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New home stone facade moisture issue?

I purchased a newly constructed home 6 months ago. I've begun noticing the stone facade on the front porch seeping moisture. The porch is covered, and the seeping happens independent of rain or ...
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What type of adhesive should I use to reattach cap stones on a sea wall?

I need to re-affix the stones. The flat-topped concrete flat-stone-capped seawall is in the atmospheric zone, but it takes a beating from waves during storms. It has no rebars protruding. I'm ...
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Stone fireplace -- how to plaster over / mount TV?

we are moving into a new home an finding ourselves in a bit of a pickle re: living room/fireplace. Based on the living room’s layout, our tv will need to be mounted above our fireplace. The problem is ...
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Installing a floating stone wall around the TV [closed]

I just wanted to add some stone veneer tiles around the TV. The tv is 55" (32x5" x 57") The frame behind the TV would extend 16" on each side. By frame, I mean stone tiles. These ...
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Can I use mastic to apply stone to an interior wall sheathed with OSB?

I am in the process of building out a man cave. I have selected MSI split marble stacked stone for the bar. The bar is L shaped approx 40 1/2” high. What are the pros/cons of using mastic to apply ...
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How do I adhere real cut stone the wall behind my wood stove?

We are trying to adhere real cut stones to the wall that is behind our wood stove. The area is 7 Foot long by 5 foot high. We are adhering the stones to Durarock, cement board. We have placed lath ...
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ADDING FAUX STONE TO CONCRETE FOUNDATION

WANT TO FACE FOUNDATION WITH "EVOLVE STONE". BLOCK HAS THIN MORTAR FACING AND IS PAINTED. "EVOLVE STONE" DOESNT THINK THE PRIMER AND GLUE THAT NEEDS TO BE USED WILL ADHERE TO THE ...
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Bright type of material for kitchen countertop [closed]

I came across this image of a bright stone used for a kitchen countertop as shown in an architecture blog post. I'm trying to find out what kind of stone this is, but I had no luck so far. In the ...
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Can this damage to Quartzite corners be repaired?

Install was today and it appears the slab was dropped as two corners on one end had their corners snap off. The stone guys clearly tried to repair it... and have more days of work to do. Can it be ...
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Installed ledgerstone around fireplace but doesn't look right - panel seams obvious - what did we do wrong?

I had 6 x 16 ledger stone panels installed and I'm surprised that the seams are so visible/obvious. I'm not sure if this is because of the source we chose, the install is poor/incorrect or this just ...
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RePoint field stone wall foundation

So I’ve found a few questions ask that are similar to my question but not quite the same (and many of those are unanswered). I’ll ask mine and include some pictures in hopes that I’ll get some input. ...
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How to mount cabinets on concrete wall

I've watched a number of videos on YT about mounting cabinets on a concrete wall. All of them suggest mounting a wood strip of some kind first and then mounting the cabinet to the strip. My question ...
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What hand tools would I need to remove a portion of this stone wall?

https://i.ibb.co/3skNFMR/IMG-8506.jpg Just bought a house and need to remove a portion of this stone wall with lime mortar. I’m thinking cold chisel and lump hammer?
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Can I use bluestone as a paver base

I am looking to build a paver walkway along the side of my house. I would like to build it with an open graded base as that seems to be the preferred approach nowadays. With that said, I have been to ...
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Stone sink sealant

I have a travertine/onyx stone basin sink, its recently gotten in pretty bad shape (damage to the bow) and gets moldy spots that can't seem to die no matter how many attempts to get rid of it with ...
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What type of mortar and trowel size be used for stacked stone around gas fireplace?

Specifically, I'm installing Rockmount Stacked Stone from MSI around a gas fireplace. Using 1/2" cement board as my backer. https://www.msisurfaces.com/stacked-stone/silver-travertine/ I've ...
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Mounting a TV on a 5/16" thick stone (or faux stone) facade

I'm planning to mount a 65 inch TV (62 lbs) over my fireplace using this pull-down mount. The fireplace has a stone facade as shown below. It may be faux stone, I'm not sure - the individual stones ...
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How do I wash stone stamped siding?

I'm not sure what the actual name for this type of siding is, please let me know! It seems way too soft to pressure wash, and I've tried using a garden sprayer with 50% bleach on an area just to test ...
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Can I install cultured/stone veneer over exterior foundation wall?

The exposed exterior foundation walls on my home are covered in foam insulation. While practical, it's not the best look, and is also slowly being damaged over time. There is about 2.5 feet from grade ...
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Looking for advice repairing granite stair tiles

Hi! I have granite tiles on the front porch stairs with an overhang consisting of a smaller strip of tile bonded underneath the larger surface tile. The undersurface tile strip of the top step has ...
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How to Order Material for: Gravel Driveway With Smooth Stones & Bricks

I am replacing a garden at the end of my driveway with a place to park my truck. We are barefoot a lot so jagged gravel is not ideal. It's fairly level as is but I will level it a bit more. Also the ...
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Reinforcing a Vertically Plumb Concrete Block Retaining Wall

I'm in the process of replacing a retaining wall that was supporting a small "flower bed" in the front of this house because it had started to lean to the point it was unsafe. Unfortunately, ...
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

I want to fasten some boards to my basement walls to act as mounting backers. The walls are natural stone, Diabase if that's important. They can be damp at times. The boards will bear some weight, I'...
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What can I do about my bay window? There is a bobbly layer of cement which is not holding. Should I shotblast?

I have a large bay window which is covered in some kind of bobbly rendering. This is coming off badly. The top layer has not bound to the bottom layer. I have a choice between patching this up, or ...
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pointing dry stacked fieldstone foundation? [duplicate]

hoping I can get some advice on this. We have a c. 1876 house in CT that has a half brick (above grade, mostly), half fieldstone (below grade) foundation. We are planning on repointing it, using lime ...
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Can I add spacer material for my fireplace in between foundation and hearth stone?

So we have an old fireplace and are giving it a full rennovation. We're replacing the ugly hearth with something more modern. We're putting in a wood stove insert and adding a more modern (nicer ...
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How to reattach faux stones to wall?

I have a faux stone facade on the outside of my house: Some of the pieces have come off. This one shows the part that was attached and it looks like some type of cement had previously been used to ...
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How to remove this type of stain from marble/stone floor?

In reference to the photo, these are stains I spotted when looking directly under light right beside my bath mat. Its also very close to my toilet. I'm not sure if there stains due to heavy water or ...
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What kind of adhesive should I use to secure a concrete paver stone step?

I have a concrete paver stone that has come loose. It is used as a ‘step’ from one area of lower paver walkway to a higher area. I’ve included a picture of the area where the stone became loose. I don’...
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Stonemasons chisels

I'll be working with square-cut Pennsylvania bluestone cleft flagstone nominal 1" thickness. Before I actually do anything, I'm trying to come up to speed on splitting flagstone with a tracer ...
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How can I install a TV mount on a non flat stone wall?

We moved to a new place that has a stone wall. There is a place to put the TV. In fact, I can see 5 holes in the wall. I am wondering if I need to do anything special to install a TV wall mount. ...
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How can I make the surface of marble rough without using chemicals?

How can I make the polished side of marble not slippery? I don't want to use chemicals to do this because these pieces of marble will be used as stepping stones in gardens. WHAT I'VE ALREADY TRIED: ...
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