2.1 INSTALLING THE STARTER STRIP
Now proceed to install the starter strip along the full length of the wall to be covered. This strip has perforations for draining any water that may infiltrate. Using a laser or standard level, mark a horizontal line 64 mm (2 ½ in.) above the planned base of the stone wall. This line marks the top of the starter strip.
Screw the starter strip in place. For a standard framed wall with flexible siding (Drywall, rigid insulation, fibreboard), screw into every framing stud. For other wall types, screw every 305 mm (12 in.) for a solid installation. Leave a 6 mm (¼ in.) space between the strip and any openings to allow for normal expansion due to changes in temperature.
Apply a building cladding tape on the upper part of the starter strip.