Stone Veneer Falling Off!!!
One of the things I liked about the foreclosure we bought was that that previous owner had done a stone veneer on the front of the house and on the foundation.
But, now some of them are falling off. Just on the edge of the front porch. Initially it was above the step, and I thought it was due to the weight bearing when people step there. But now more are falling off on the right.
Do you think it is because:
A. He used the wrong mortar/glue (what is correct to adhere these?).
B. Not enough surface on the edge of the porch to adhere them to?
C. Water getting behind them due to the run off on the porch. (When it rains and the wind is blowing sometimes their is water on the porch).
How should we fix this? We have plenty of stone left (he left about a 1/2 pallet under the porch). Would it be possible to ever get them to stay up against the porch edge?
I am planning on painting the porch floor. Am I better off taking the rest off the attaching a board across a paint it to match the floor?
Any help would be appreciated. This is new for me.