Versetta Stone Mortarless Installation Guide – The Modern Way To Create Panelized Stone Walls

Save Time And Labor With Versetta Stone

Versetta Stone can be installed by almost any siding contractor or carpenter. It’s panelized construction is engineered with lightweight aggregate materials to help reduce installer fatigue so you can get the job done quickly and efficiently without the need for mortar.

Follow these simple tips for a successful installation.
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Recommended
Tools


  • Hammer or pneumatic roofing nail gun
  • Circular saw
  • Hand grinder
  • Level
  • Chalk line / tape measure
  • Tin snips
  • Brush
  • Small screwdriver
  • Chop saw or wet saw with continuous diamond turbo blade



Getting Started

  • Designed for application over wood framing, spaced 16″ on center
  • Use code-approved, nailable sheathing products with a minimum thickness of 7⁄16″ for OSB or 1/2″ for plywood
  • Install over Water Resistive Barrier (WRB) according to local building codes
  • Install Starter Strip perfectly level at your starting point line
  • Lap WRB over starter strip nail flange

 

Fastening Versetta Stone Panels

  • Panels are installed from bottom to top and lapped in shingle fashion so the tongue seats completely in the groove
  • Stagger panels to avoid the alignment of vertical joints
  • Each panel requires a minimum of 4 fasteners when the length is greater than 18”
  • Panels greater than 18″ should have 2 of the 4 fasteners into framing
  • Use corrosion-resistant galvanized roofing nails
  • Or, use screws with 3⁄8″ minimum head diameter and ⅛” shank with a length to penetrate the framing at least 1”

 

Cutting Panels

  • Straight and angle cuts can be made with any of the cutting tools listed above
  • Cut panels with the tongue facing the fence
  • Trimming and staggered cuts are best made with a hand grinder utilizing a masonry blade
  • Holes can be made with a masonry hole saw, drill or grinder with a masonry blade

 

Installing Universal Corners

  • Universal Corners must be cut into 2 pieces to create a left and right
  • Cut random lengths to assist with creating a staggered appearance
  • Start at bottom of wall and position one half of a Universal Corner, nail flange up, cut edge away from corner, into the Starter Strip
  • The standard Flat Panel side tongue will need to be removed in order for the Flat Panel to tightly seat against the Universal Corner
  • Fine tune the corner appearance with slight adjustments of both pieces until you get the best fit

 

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