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Yes you can, but first we recommend securing furring strips and OSB/Plywood to the concrete or block. You will have to use concrete anchors to secure furring strips to concrete or block wall and then use exterior grade screws to secure OSB/Plywood to furring strips. Then follow our directions for installing ClipStone.
We create ClipStone with careful combinations of concrete and iron oxide pigments
While we permanently embed the clips into the individual stones, you can remove them with heavy-duty snips or a grinder.
Once you pull the stones out of the box, adjust the bottom legs of the clips so they face straight down and pull them forward towards the front face of stone. This way when they are installed behind the stone below, those bottom clips apply pressure on the back side of the stone below it. This assures a snug fit.
An angle grinder with a 4-1/2" masonry blade is the preferred tool, but a chop saw or tile saw with a masonry blade can be used on larger projects. If using water with your saw when cutting ClipStone, you will want to source your water from a clean pail, so that residue does not get recycled back onto the new stone.
No concrete products should be used in a shower, due to hard water deposits and damaging cleaning products.
ClipStone will not burn but always follow manufacturer instructions and local fire codes, since ClipStone needs to be attached to 7/16" sheathing.
You can install ClipStone on rounded wall, like an archway or rotunda, by cutting the pieces to wrap the “edges” of the wall. The tighter the radius, the more cuts you will need to make. We have pictures of ClipStone in a curve using corners on myclipstone.com/gallery
ClipStone is made of concrete, and iron oxide pigments create the natural coloring, so the stone face does not fade like other siding materials, and never needs to be painted.
All of our stones flats and corners are 4” in height. The lengths of our flats will range from 6-17” in Ledgestone flats, 8-16” in ProStack flats, and 8-10” for all corners.
The clips in ClipStone hold the product approximately 1/2” off the wall and the stone veneer ranges from 2 inches to 3 ½ inches thick, or a total of 2 ½” to 4” due to the texture of the stone.
Often found with siding projects, there are a couple ways to make the transition between ClipStone and dissimilar martial such as vinyl siding, sheet siding, and stucco.
If you have yet to install the material you are looking to add, installing ClipStone first, we recommend cutting the connecting bar, also known as the upper clip, at the center. Bend or fold the cut wire down along the side of the stone so the eyelet meets the top edge of the stone. Then, toe screw the loop of that clip, in at an angle below where the material would meet the stone. Finally, we recommend adding flashing above the ClipStone before installing any style of siding.
If you have already installed the material above your ClipStone, mechanical fasten if possible, by removing a layer of the siding material above and following the aforementioned toe screw method. Otherwise, remove the top clip of the stone all together and apply a quality, construction-grade adhesive to the top of the stone below. This prevents the top clips from bumping out the siding. You can see this practice done in our Video Tip, “Install water table sills under a window.” The glue method applies to installation under windows, soffits, as well as the pre-existing siding.
Not to worry. Due to the nature of the product’s travels, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that every stone will come in perfect condition. To ensure you get the most from your product, we recommend purchasing 5 to 10 percent over the amount of square footage needed for the job. We also recommend you hold on to those broke pieces to fit smaller gaps in your project!