There was a time when homes were built on a foundation of real rocks and bricks. That was not only time consuming but expensive and it would let humidity and cold rise to the house floor.
Today we have learned to raise and isolate homes and all kinds of buildings from the floor.
This presents different but smaller challenges. There is a crawl space beneath the home that needs to be covered with affordable and visually appealing products.
Thankfully companies like Antico Elements come to the rescue!
We have created imitation sheets of brick that look incredibly real and beautiful.
Because of the nature of these faux sheets, whether they have the look of rock, wood or brick, they can be quickly and easily used around the home skirting area or on a whole façade.
Above you can see a beautiful example of such installation, where the customer was so excited that he posted photos in different places.
We understand that siding installer are a bit reluctant to try new products but we have seen so many of them taking the first step toward the use of faux brick panels and never going back to vinyl looking products.
These sheets are not Styrofoam, on the contrary they are made of a very dense resin that is designed to be waterproof and is treated with multiple layers of exterior acrylic paints.
There is now hardware required, like metal channels or clips.
They can be put directly over the framing between the bottom of the house and the ground. Some homeowner use cinderblocks, some simply aluminum or galvanized studs and install the faux brick directly on them.
The only problem about this solution is making consumers seeing it. Once they do, they never use anything else.