Thin Stone Veneer in Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Adding brick or stone to exterior siding or an interior fireplace creates a sophisticated architectural focal point and adds style to any home. The most popular choice in thin veneer installation at the moment is cultured stone. Cultured stone is a manufactured veneer product that adds the look of real stone or brick as an interior or exterior accent. AAP Construction LLC is a trusted Upper Montclair, New Jersey installer of thin stone veneer, both natural and cultured.
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Should I Install Cultured Stone in Upper Montclair or Natural Stone Veneer?
When judging from afar they look identical. Cultured stone is a man-made product that is designed to look like natural stone. Cultured stone is typically made of concrete and then pressed into "stone-shaped" molds. Natural stone veneer is quarried from the earth. Larger pieces are sliced to create thin veneers that Upper Montclair masons install on siding and fireplaces. The major difference in function and appearance between the two is that many of the cultured stones are identical in color and/or shape so at a close inspection it is noticeable that they are impostors.
Natural stone tends to be more durable because it is also less porous than manufactured stone. It can handle a beating from a pressure washer more readily than cultured stone. The cultured veneer installed in Upper Montclair tends to more easily adhere to a variety of surfaces that natural stone does not, such as existing masonry or wood frames. Interestingly, the price difference is not as big as one may assume. Although natural stone is more expensive to purchase and to install, cultured stone is more difficult to maintain and is less durable. In the end, it comes down to personal preference. If you're trying to decide between installing natural thin stone veneer siding in Upper Montclair or cultured veneer, call the professionals at (973) 298-1013 for more information.
Veneer Stone Fireplace Installation in Upper Montclair
Nothing adds a sophisticated yet cozy feel to a family room like a stone fireplace does. If you are put off by the price tag associated with installing a natural stone surround on a fireplace, take a look at veneer! It's lighter and less expensive, yet just as stunning. Today's stone veneer looks and feels so much like the real thing, it will be tricky to tell the difference. Since 1993, AAP Construction LLC has installed stone veneers to fireplaces in Upper Montclair.
AAP Construction LLC's stone veneer installation process:
- First, the base layer is installed using builder's grade felt
- Next, a metal lath is placed on top of the felt
- Our masons then get to work applying the scratch coat which is composed of mortar
- We then comb the scratch coat to achieve horizontal grooves for the stones to adhere to
- Our design experts then assemble your stones into the template that will be installed
- Stone pieces are scored and ground to create an exact fit
- Corner pieces are then installed with mortar to frame the area
- The header stones are installed next to ensure a level installation
- The field is finished according to the template that was built
- Finally, the joints are filled with grout and allowed to cure
Thin Stone Veneer Siding Installation in Upper Montclair
If you are searching for a quick and relatively inexpensive to transform the exterior of your home and add style and pizazz to your house, consider installing stone veneer. Whether cultured or natural, stone veneer siding installed in Upper Montclair by the experts at AAP Construction LLC is simple to achieve. Not only does installing thin stone veneer give your home a more sophisticated look, it even adds value to your property. Many people choose to install cultured or natural stone veneer as exterior accents, around the garages, on the bottom 1/3 of the siding, and around columns. The options are limitless! Call (973) 298-1013 for more information.
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★★★★★ - "Adrian and his crew are talented masons. They are meticulous, honest, and fairly priced. They pay attention to detail and even though we had our old steps demolished and removed, they were able to keep everything looking neat and tidy. Our patio, steps, and stone accent came out beautifully and I highly recommend them They were even able to provide a much-needed facelift to our garage and foundation, which was flaking terribly. Everything looks brand new again."
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★★★★★ - "Adrian (AAP Construction) replaced a 60x3 ft. retaining wall at my home and did a great job! Can attest to quality craftsmanship, excellent construction techniques and beautiful results."
John L., Retaining Wall in Montville, NJ2023-03-09
★★★★★ - "Adrian was honest, reliable, fair, and professional. We are very pleased with the masonry work he did on three of our projects. We highly recommend his company's services and will be having him do more work for us in the near future."
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★★★★★ - "Adrian did a beautiful job with my patio. He explained everything step by step. The outcome was just like what he said. I love the colors of the pavers and most of all his performance. Now I can enjoy my patio. I highly recommend aap construction."
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★★★★★ - "Adrian did an amazing job with front stairs and railing renovation. Job was very neat and professionally done well within the proposed time frame. I definitely recommend AAP construction."
Jijith A., Steps in Montclair, NJ2023-03-09
★★★★★ - "We highly recommend this company. We now have a beautiful sidewalk, apron, stairs, landing and backyard pavers. The men were polite, efficient and very neat. We always appreciated that they were willing to suggest ideas when we needed them. Definitely, definitely would recommended them."
Marilyn S., Sidewalks in Clifton, NJ2023-03-09
★★★★★ - "Adrian and the crew did a wonderful job on our retaining wall. They were quick, efficient, and went above and beyond."
★★★★★ - "Adrian replaced a 60x3 ft. retaining wall at my home and did a great job! Can attest to quality craftsmanship, excellent construction techniques, and beautiful results."
John in Rutherford, NJ2022-06-21
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Margarita E. Valencia in Wallington, NJ2022-03-14
★★★★★ - "Adrian created a new driveway for me. His work was very professional, neat, and completed in a timely manner. He was always available to answer questions and he personally inspected the job on a daily basis to ensure it was completed properly. I would recommend Adrian to other people who want a job done right."
Anonymous in Wallington, NJ2021-11-30
★★★★★ - "My patio looks beautiful thanks to Adrian. He gave me recommendations
and options about the pavers. He described every step before, during, and after he completed the job. I am very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend AAP Construction."
Anonymous in Kearny, NJ2021-10-29
★★★★★ - "AAP is an excellent company I have been using for years as a landlord. His prices are fair and his work is extremely good!!!"
Eloy V., Mason in Clifton, NJ2021-01-04
★★★★★ - "We've worked with Adrian from AAP Construction for over seven years. If you're looking for a business that takes pride in getting it right with their customers at a fair price, this it!"
★★★★★ - "the basement floor was damaged from a water leak, also walls were damaged as cinder blocks deteriorated and left holes in the wall. The workers were great and everything was cleaned up after the job was completed."
Bottino in Nutley, NJ2020-09-28
★★★★★ - "The work was beautiful. We had a new sidewalk, apron, stairs, a landing, and backyard pavers put in. The men were polite, neat, and very efficient. We highly recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. We also liked that they offered some ideas that were very helpful."
Bill & Merl Shaughnessy in Clifton, NJ2020-09-17
★★★★★ - "AAP Construction is a First Class company with a team of qualified and creative artisans who really care about their work. Led by Adrian, the finished product is 1st rate and executed at its highest. A totally professional experience, one to repeat again!"
Sally and Judith in Clifton, NJ2019-08-21
★★★★★ - "AAP poured the pad for a large shed and gazebo. Both were perfect and competitively priced."
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★★★★★ - "He is a great great guy, very responsible company which is hard to find. I had him do a small project for me in the past, before we started this larger project. I have a lot of confidence in his work and what I like is that he delivers what he promises."
★★★★★ - "His quality is excellent and this is the best installation I have ever had. Adrian was very accommodating, dependable and runs a great crew. All the stone work was done beautifully and I am extremely happy."
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★★★★★ - "I am very very satisfied with all the work, he is an excellent builder, honest and sticks to his bids."