Basement siding under stone, brick


Basement siding - modern types of basement finishes, installation features

Innovative basement siding is a modern material for reliable protection of the lower area of ​​the facade, the continuation of the foundation of the dwelling, from the negative manifestations of weather conditions and mechanical influences. This cladding gives the mansion a finished aesthetic look.

Types of basement siding

Modern basement siding is overlay panels that are conveniently and quickly fastened together. Externally, this finish is similar to the lining with natural materials. Basement siding strips are produced in different sizes. Their length varies from 2 to 6 m, width — 10-30 cm. The profile is made in two versions:

  • herringbone (single fracture);
  • ship board (double fracture).

Siding for the plinth is made of vinyl, metal, cement, PVC, wood, while it can imitate various natural textures. Different types of outdoor strips have their pros and cons, which must be considered when choosing. They differ in strength indicators, give different loads on the walls, require maintenance or are absolutely unpretentious to it.

Fiber cement siding — plinth

The composition of fiber cement products includes cellulose fiber, cement, sand and water, the material is considered environmentally friendly and the strongest in this segment. At the final stage, a texture is applied to the planks, imitating wood or an expensive finishing stone. Finishing the house with basement siding made of fiber cement panels is overlapped, the material does not have lock joints. It has become a great alternative to PVC planks, such a dwelling looks more natural. Cement siding is devoid of the disadvantages inherent in a metal or wooden counterpart.

Among its advantages should be highlighted:

  1. Not damaged by bugs.
  2. Resistant to precipitation, sun, wind, fungus, mold, temperature extremes.
  3. Allows you to quickly restore the building, give it a fresh look, align the facade.
  4. High fire resistance and sound insulation.
  5. Long period of operation.
  6. Excellent color fastness.
  7. Ease of maintenance.

Compared to other types, there are disadvantages:

  1. Large weight, requires a strong crate.
  2. High price.
  3. When cutting, wear protective equipment.

fiber cement siding plinth

Plinth — vinyl siding

This type of cladding is PVC strips of various sizes. Basement vinyl siding panels successfully copy stone, brick, wood paneling. They are easy to match to any style of mansion or landscape. Advantages:

  1. Ease.
  2. An abundance of textures and a wide color palette.
  3. Low price.
  4. Possibility of use in the temperature range from -50°С to +50°С.
  5. Resistant to moisture, fungus, mold.
  6. Does not rot, crack, or lose color.
  7. Possibility of installation under a covering of a heater.

Vinyl plinth siding is easy to maintain, easy to clean with a water jet from a hose and does not require painting during its entire service life. It is easy and quick to mount it due to the locking system on the panels and a variety of finishing elements. Often, at the same time as installing the siding, the building is also insulated, since it is convenient to lay the insulation under the crate area. The disadvantages of vinyl material include instability to mechanical damage and a relatively short service life.

plinth vinyl siding

metal plinth siding

The following types of metal siding are used for facing the basement of a building:

  • aluminum;
  • steel;
  • zinc.

It is a galvanized metal protected by a polymer composition. Often, owners of mansions choose aluminum canvases with a perforated surface to look like stone or wood. The advantages of metal siding for the base include:

  • decent strength and durability;
  • incombustibility;
  • color fastness;
  • resistance to temperature fluctuations;
  • no mold problems.

Common disadvantages of all types of metal cladding:

  1. Tendency to deformity and dents.
  2. Poor soundproofing during rain.
  3. High probability of corrosion in the cut areas.

metal plinth siding

Basement siding under the stone

Such panels can be of various colors that are in tune with the colors and textures of different types of natural stone — hewn, wild, rubble, layered, rocky, processed. The panels easily copy slate, shell rock, dolomite, wide or narrow layer, while the surface is as close to natural as possible in appearance. Finishing the plinth and other elements helps to bring to life the most daring design ideas and use the material on the facades of any architectural trends. Basement siding under the stone will give the building solidity.

stone plinth siding

Basement siding under a brick

Facing brick panels reproduce ordinary, antique or antique brickwork. Such models stand out among the rest with a strict style, a variety of colors — from white to red. Siding can reproduce bricks of different textures — smooth, rough, burnt, chipped. The material is represented by diverse strips — vinyl, metal, cement. Basement siding under the brick will allow the house to look more expensive without a significant increase in its cost and load on the foundation.

brick plinth siding

How to sheathe the plinth with siding?

Finishing the plinth with siding is not difficult, you can quickly do the work yourself, it is recommended to do it at positive air temperatures. Installation sequence:

  1. A metal crate is mounted in increments of 60 cm (it is also possible to make a wooden crate), under which it is advisable to additionally place insulation and waterproofing.
  2. crate mounting

  3. Installation starts from the outer corners. They are fixed to the crate with self-tapping screws. A gap of approximately 1 mm is left between the screw head and the die so that the strips can easily move up and down within the hole. These are temperature gaps, the material can be deformed under the influence of weather conditions, a small backlash will protect it from cracking.
  4. corner siding installationfixing siding with self-tapping screws

  5. The inner corner is installed at the junction of two walls.
  6. fixing the inner corner

  7. The bottom bar is screwed on.
  8. bottom bar

  9. In the upper section of the foundation, a special J-bar is attached at the junction of materials.
  10. J-bar attachment

  11. After installing all the accessories, you can proceed to the final assembly stage. The plinth panels are cut to the desired length using a grinder.
  12. required length of sidingcutting siding

  13. The planks are driven under the profile and fixed with self-tapping screws to the crate. Installation is from bottom to top and left to right.
  14. fixing siding

  15. Between themselves, the panels are easily interlocked by means of special locking joints. Their joints are staggered, improving the rigidity of the assembled structure.
  16. siding joints when fastening

  17. The entire plinth is sheathed in the same way.
  18. How to sheathe the plinth with siding


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