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August 12, 2017 18:08

Siding for foundation - one of the simplest solutions to cap finishing

The foundation siding solve the problem of protecting the cap

plinth of the basement is a problematic place any building.Regular wetting from rain and snow leads to a rapid peeling of traditional plaster.

Even if you're plastered on the glass-base, it does not solve the problem, but only for a few years postpones the need for maintenance.Ideal to repair a damaged foundation is very difficult to finish, so this part of the building after the restoration is covered with conspicuous spots of fresh plaster, no matter how carefully you would have picked up the color of the solution.

Finishing natural stone plaster more durable, but hardly will give you reasonable price.His hands perform a very difficult job.The best material is equally acceptable for the price and durability is siding for foundation, which installs without any problems of any person familiar with the basic building tools.

Advantages ground siding

This finishing material is a better alternative to traditional plaster and not inferior to the durability of finishing natural stone and decorative bricks.Ground siding panel called PVC high strength and thickness.Variety selection of decorative surface structure pattern, which is renowned for siding

foundation makes it very closely mimic traditional finishing materials such as natural stone, brick, ceramic tile, wood boards and shingles.

Standard length basement siding is 1165 mm with a panel of 447 mm width and 20 mm thickness.Caring for this material are not burdensome, but about its repair can be forgotten for two decades.The panels are easy to clean with a water hose and are not afraid of cleaning products, as ground siding is inert to abrasive materials and alkalis.

Other advantages are ground Siding:

  • good compatibility with other finishing materials;
  • invariability appearance over a wide temperature range (from -45 to +55 ° C);
  • stable strength at low temperatures;
  • resistance to mold and mildew.

Tools for finishing the basement siding

To a foundation siding installation process was quick and easy, you need to accurately calculate the area of ​​the lining, to prepare all the necessary fasteners and tools.Buying ground siding , do not forget to buy a corner and start profiles, which were essential to a quality setting of this material.

rest of the mount kit looks like:

  • UD-metal profile for drywall or wooden bars cross-section 5x3 cm;
  • hammer drill or a hammer;
  • level;
  • roulette and building a pencil;
  • dowel-nails;
  • screws;
  • metal shears or a hacksaw for cutting bar;
  • Bulgarian cutting siding panels;
  • hammer;
  • screwdriver.

How to sheathe siding foundation?

This question is easily clarified in the detailed acquaintance with the structure of the material.Each panel has a one-siding interlocks with which is firmly fixed with the neighboring lining elements.To qualitatively foundation sheathe siding, accurately set horizontally and align the vertical framing of metal sheets or wooden block.

Step studs should choose a multiple of the width of the panel (about 44 cm).After that you should set the starting profile and angular elements.Then you can proceed to the installation of the first row facing.Installation of the panels are on the angle from left to right, gradually increasing the height of the cladding.

If the blind area flooded basement is not very smooth, then start the bar does not pose.Instead, crop the bottom panel of the first row and fix them to the frame through the drilled holes in the connecting seams oval.Mounting holes siding does not happen to have an elongated shape.This is done in order to compensate for the thermal expansion of the panels.

therefore need to tighten the screw in the center of the hole and further squeezed it until it stops, does not warp to the panel could change its length.Qualitative basement finishing siding is only possible when you have provided for it in advance all the additional profile elements, and are not trying to replace them with other auxiliary materials.Then get a beautiful lining and monolithic.

more tips on finishing the basement siding

Mounting panels can be carried out at a negative temperature, but if the street is not colder than -10 ° C.Before installing the need for 9-10 hours at room temperature to withstand all the elements of the siding.

The starting bar should be mounted horizontally at a distance of not less than 110 mm from the corner.This is necessary in order to mount smoothly the corner element.In all corners of the building line of the starting profile should match fixtures.Step mounting points of the profile should not exceed 30 cm.

For visual separation of the lining of the cap from the main facade of the curb should be used or the finishing element J-channel.Work on the lining of the cap is better to combine with a common facade insulation.