The exterior wall of my CA. home, facing the street is made up of rock.
The dimensions are about 13 x 8', and the rocks are set in mortar with
a flat side towards the house. I'm looking to remove this rock and
replace with either siding or stucco. I'd like to remove the rock
myself to save some money but my initial efforts leave me wondering if
I'm nuts. Is there some method to remove this rock short of a
mini-jackhammer? Sledge and chisel efforts after an hour resulted in
only two rocks removed from the wall face!
I'm trying my best to pry the rock off leaving some of the mortar or
old stucco behind it. My first rock removal left a hole all the way to
the chicken wire beneath. My subsequent attempt left the mortar/stucco
in place. Is there some wonder tool or should I hire out?