Materials for finishing the cap - stone, tile, stucco or siding?

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Banya
05 May 2016

Base is part of the foundation, located above ground level and prevents the penetration of moisture into the house and cold.Another object of the cap is able to take the entire load of the structure and uniformly transmit it to the foundation.The height of the cap is determined by the design and architectural features of the building.However, according to building codes, the height of the cap there must be at least 40-50 cm.


Cap prevent moisture inside the structure, to help protect the facade against pollutionand to mechanical damage.Therefore, choosing the material for decoration of the cap should be based not only on the aesthetic qualities and the design of the planned construction, but also the protective properties that will withstan

d the adverse influences.

Choose finishes plinth ↑

The proper and harmonious design of the cap will largely depend on the aesthetic appeal of the entire structure.Today, the construction market there is a huge number of different design options, which differ both in texture and color, as well as the properties of the materials used.

Consider the basic finishes plinth:

1. Plastering followed by painting ↑

This method of finishing is not uncommon.The main advantages of this:

  • ability to hide flaws and irregularities of the walls;
  • breathability;
  • speed of implementation;
  • a wide range of a variety of colors.

Unfortunately, the main disadvantage of this method is its fragility.This coating will need to re-repair every 2-3 years.

2. Finish tiled plinth ↑

tile materials are made on the basis of cement and stone, polystyrene or asbestos-cement mixtures and are attached to the facade using special water-resistant adhesive solutions.Finishing cap tiles will not only give the house an aesthetically attractive appearance, but will help to protect the building from the vagaries of nature.

Due to the ease of installation and protective properties of materials can be used to tile the walls of the basement insulation.

3. Facing natural stone plinth ↑

Natural stones, being material, bestowed by nature, used for finishing work for thousands of years and continue to compete successfully with the most modern materials.

Finishing natural stone plinth is:

  • durability;
  • no need for annual maintenance;
  • easy replacement of individual elements;
  • protection against damage;
  • ability to create architectural compositions;
  • variety of ways of finishing;
  • rich colors;
  • variety of textures;
  • ease of installation.
natural stone finishing
Cap, natural stone - respectability, strength

4. Artificial stone as a practical option ↑

worthy replacement for natural materials has now become an artificial stone, is not only not inferior to those of natural stone, but even surpassing themindividual parameters.

instance, sandstone and granite have a rather limited range of colors, while the artificial stone made from a mixture of sand, Portland cement, and special additives can be any color - neutral from beige to bright blue.

artificial material in the basement finishing
Artificial stone in the decoration of the cap - a lot of interesting colorful variations

artificial stone plinth trim authentically mimics a brick, natural or sawn stone.In one type of material is usually made in several sizes, and the use of special corner elements make faux finish almost visually indistinguishable from the genuine.

Finishing stone plinth, both artificial and natural, occurs in several stages:

  • alignment wall socket with an adhesive;
Finishing stone plinth - milestones
process of lining stone plinth - reinforced mesh fixation to the wall lined
  • mount on the base metal grid;
  • surface markings;
  • mounting cladding materials;
Finishing stone plinth - fastening materials
Application binder
  • jointing;
Finishing stone plinth - stage grouting
grout after fastening elements facing
  • special protective treatment.

5. Siding - an excellent alternative ↑

This architectural design solution allows both to decorate and protect the surface of the plinth with minimal costs.

Ground siding can imitate wood, brick, stone and many other surfaces of different colors and textures.

Finishing cap saydinom
use siding imitating brickwork

Saydingovye panels are made of polypropylene and special additives included in the composition of the material, provide increased flexibility and strength.

Finishing plinth siding is made on a pre-made crate using galvanized nails or screws.Ease of use siding also is no need to pre-align wall.The presence of the grooves provides easy docking panels.

finishing siding
Block House in finishing plinths, façades

Finishing plinth bears the important protective and aesthetic functions.With well-chosen colors and the correct choice of materials can be given the structure of a solid and respectable.In this case, the best approach contrasting finish, natural or artificial materials and trim tiles with imitation of brickwork.You can also visually lighten the design, choosing the finish with a smooth texture with light colors.The optimal solution for this will be stucco, tile and trim cap saydingovye panel.

Facing the cap adorns the facade, protects the construction materials from atmospheric negative

Video catalog design decisions facing cap ↑

acquainted with numerous options facing the cap will help video compilation of interesting solutions architects and designers.