Craftsmen have been shaping and sculpting stone for centuries. It is widely considered to be the world’s most durable building material, emanating strength, warmth, and elegance. For this reason, design professionals are encouraged to use stone whenever possible. It used to be that the cost of natural stone was not within the allotted budget for most people, but with the advent of Natural Craft by EarthWorks, you may now have premium natural stone at an affordable price!
Make sure the surface is properly moisture-managed with two layers of WRB (Water Resistant Barrier) and structurally sound. Next, attach the starter strip. This not only acts as a level for your stone install, it is also specifically designed for our patented Natural Craft bracket, which creates an all-in-one weep screed and kick out flashing as required by code worldwide.
Once the starter strip is in place, move on to the corners. Alternate long leg and short leg when installing corners to avoid stack joints.
After the corner is installed, add the flats in a pyramid shape away from the corner. If a project only requires flats, build up in a triangle.
Once the flats are in place, check the top with a level and make sure there are no stacked joints. Then, step back and admire your work!
Our patented Natural Craft stones are the only masonless natural stone to date. Since mortar is not required, there is minimal mess, not to mention the ease of installation with only a few basic tools needed. It’s easy to see why Natural Craft by EarthWorks is the perfect choice for any stone project.
Natural Craft stones are specifically cut in 3 and 6 inch heights, as well as 8, 12, and 16 inch lengths for ease of installation and measuring. Stone options are packaged in 6 sq ft boxes and 6 linear foot boxes for corners. Each box includes 30 of our patented brackets and 60 screws.