Assemble substructure for cladding a concrete wall

A concrete wall can be optically refined by cladding. Wood, plastic, metal and natural stone can be used as materials. The basic principle of the lower frame is similar for all cladding. Sufficient rear ventilation is crucial so that no moisture pockets can arise.

Screw, veneer or glue

Most concrete walls are valued as functionaries, but are not very visually popular. In order to combine the advantages such as stability and durability with an attractive exterior, embellishing a concrete wall with partial or full cladding is a popular method.

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In addition to screwing on a cladding, concrete walls can be faced with natural stone. Natural stone slabs can be attached to a substructure or glued with mortar (€ 7.79 at Amazon *). Other alternatives are painting or that
Plastering.

Load distribution and ventilation distance

When cladding, wooden slats are screwed onto the concrete wall. By drilling sufficient screw holes in the concrete wall, the load-bearing capacity of the cladding is distributed and allows safe load-bearing capacity even during challenging weather conditions such as strong winds or extreme rain.

The distance between the cladding and the masonry is determined by the thickness of the wooden slats. This rear ventilation must be adapted to the dimensions of the concrete wall and ensure that no waterlogging can occur. When choosing the type of wood, only sturdy trees come into question, which are generally suitable for cladding a wall with wood. Rust-free screws and concrete dowels enable a long service life and prevent corrosion damage to the concrete.

How to mount wooden slats on a concrete wall

  • Wooden slats (thickness around a fifth of the wall thickness)
  • Stainless steel countersunk screws
  • Concrete dowels
  • broom
  • Rotary hammer (€ 159.90 at Amazon *)
  • Concrete drill
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Countersink
  • Circular saw or jigsaw
  • Folding rule or tape measure

1. Clean wall

Make sure the surface of the concrete wall is smooth and clean. Sweep away loose dirt and allow any damp spots under stuck leaves to dry out after removal.

2. Mark drill holes

Measure the distance and course of the support battens running across the cladding. Both the battens and the drill holes should be eight to thirty centimeters apart. Mark the drilling points on the battens and the battens position on the concrete wall.

3. drill holes

Place a wooden slat on each of the position markings and drill through the slat into the concrete. When setting the drilling depth, remember to add the thickness of the batten.

4th. Lower the lath holes and insert dowels

Make a note of the positions of the battens and use the countersink drill to countersink the edges of the holes in the battens so that the screws fit. Insert the concrete dowels into the drill holes in the concrete wall.

5. Screw the battens together

Place the laths in the marked position and insert nails into the two outer drill holes so that the lath is held in place. Start screwing on an inner drill hole.

Tips & Tricks Impregnate the wooden slats or use pretreated thermowood to increase their service life.