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Adding stone veneer around porch supports - advice and ballpark est

5 years ago

Considering adding stone veneer as an accent around the posts on a porch (first floor and there is also a second floor balcony), around the garage doors and part of the exterior wall by the front door.


This will be a professional project - the question is to get an idea of how involved / structural the project may be for rough budgeting purposes and to get the right professional to do the work.

What are the considerations/ issues with adding stone veneer as an accent around the posts on the porch (first floor and possibly the second floor), around the garage doors and part of the wall by the front door.
Question: looking for a ballpark cost for one pillar to build the frame and attach the material
24" square pillars 10' tall

Without including the stone veneer materials in the estimate - would vary by material.


Porch with a balcony above part of the porch.

1 - Build 18 - 24" columns (need to determine the width) around the 4x4 posts on a porch.

1a: for the ground floor level

  • For adding it from the ground level, is it self-supporting / doesn't add support drag to the posts because it's built on its own frame? of is it a structural risk to the existing posts?

  • needs a footer base of some sort and a capstone header up at the railing height

1B: For the posts with a balcony above, either stop the stone or continue stone 2 stories up

  • Advised to not take it up a second story for the additional weight?
  • if it is added on the 2nd also - does it raise questions about the 4x4 supports?
  • would it need structural evaluation for just the 2 story option or for both scenarios?

1C: what options are there for the second story supports? wrap around materials in black?


Same material elsewhere on the house

2- add as an accent around the garage about 1/2 way up between the 3 separate bays on the - 3 car garage. Current material is wood siding.
3- Add as an accent around the entry - one wall, about 1/2 way up for 25 feet. Current material is wood siding.


Many thanks for your thoughts!

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