View Full Version : What mortar to use ?

07-08-2005, 09:19 AM
For a fieldstone walkway ? Type N or Type S ????

PAPS Landscape Design
07-08-2005, 03:21 PM
use type N

07-10-2005, 11:01 PM
i would use type s it has more cement in the mix than type n i do commercial contracting (superintendent) they require type s for block type n for brick soooooo anything with bearing or weight has to have type s because of the cement is more in the mix

07-11-2005, 09:50 AM
I was planning to do a dri lay bed with the fieldstone walk . ? Will that work ? Crusher run with a little sand then lay fieldstone , then mortar the joints ? Or do I have to lay stone in a cement bed?

07-16-2005, 05:00 PM
If you just mortar the joints you will have a world of problems. It will just crack and break up. You need to set your stone on a concrete slab to avoid movement from frost that will ruin your mortar joints

07-16-2005, 06:41 PM
Marcus - how thick of a concrete slab ? 2 " ??

Mini man
07-17-2005, 12:22 AM
Type S should never be used for flat work.

07-25-2005, 08:57 AM

this should help.