I am going to use Kodiak Mountain Stone Frontier Ledge Nebo … My question is; Can I use a strong construction adhesive, like PL400 or Gorilla Glue, to install the stone veneer?
It is recommended to always use a Mortar and Mesh combination as set out in the Kodiak Mountain Stone Installation instructions. Local codes will mandate what product or combination is required in various jurisdictions. Some things to remember is the ICC (International Code Council) sets their benchmarks for application of products and when products like Kodiak Mountain Stone Veneer has been tested within these benchmarks; the Code Council issues sets its codes based on the application and use of these products. There is also waterproofing to take into account and installing stone with PL or any adhesive to a surface does not create a water barrier.
Something to remember about adhesives; is that they are a chemical and naturally different issues arise such as off-gasing; smell; freeze-thaw degeneration cycles all are considerations. Kodiak Mountain Stone encourages users to follow our installation guide and to always check local building codes.