Artificial Stone Is Not Waterproof

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October 31, 2019

Artificial stone on a house facade is not waterproof. If a builder doesn’t use the right waterproof membranes and flashings, water will infiltrate the home. (Tim Carter)

Artificial stone on a house facade is not waterproof. If a builder doesn’t use the right waterproof membranes and flashings, water will infiltrate the home. (Tim Carter)

This will not be a usual column. I’m sitting in my man cave writing it several hours before I talk to a reader named Amanda on the phone. She lives in Oklahoma in a new home covered with artificial stone made from colored and textured concrete. The h...



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