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dmkosko
08-30-2009, 09:44 PM
I am going to be putting up a small slate wall in front of a flower bed. Is there any kind of glue that I should use to keep the slate pieces together or am I just stacking them? Thanks

Stone Creations
08-30-2009, 09:47 PM
Stacking stone can be laid dry..you wanna see a even pattern in front..if your handy with mortar you can also create a nice slate wall with mortar...if I knew how to upload picture's i'd show you....

Stone Creations
08-30-2009, 09:52 PM
Ok think I got 2 different types of pics for you...

dmkosko
08-30-2009, 10:25 PM
thanks for the quick reply. if you lay mortar, does it require any glue or anything? and whats the difference between mortar and slate?

P.Services
08-30-2009, 10:30 PM
are those walls in the first pic sitting on a footing?

dmkosko
08-30-2009, 10:34 PM
I cant really tell

dmkosko
09-01-2009, 03:26 PM
Im gonna go with the slate. do i need to glue anything or just stack the rocks? thanks for the help

Steiner
09-01-2009, 09:34 PM
thanks for the quick reply. if you lay mortar, does it require any glue or anything? and whats the difference between mortar and slate?

And there we have it folks. Right there.

Please hire a reputable contractor.

dmkosko
09-01-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm just wondering if you can help me out and explain it to me, not make me feel like an idiot.

Bru75
09-02-2009, 01:18 AM
thanks for the quick reply. if you lay mortar, does it require any glue or anything? and whats the difference between mortar and slate?

Slate is a stone. Mortar is a mixture of portland cement, lime, sand, and water that holds stone together. Hope this helps.

CertPro
09-02-2009, 11:52 AM
Wow! I just.....wow!

PlatinumLandCon
09-02-2009, 06:33 PM
thanks for the quick reply. if you lay mortar, does it require any glue or anything? and whats the difference between mortar and slate?

Thats like saying "whats the difference between a car and a road?"

MidwestPatios
09-07-2009, 11:49 PM
You could do what they commonly call back mortar. Just mortar the back few inches of the stacked stone. Use a 50 50 mix of portland and type m mortar. If your using a dark slate you might also try adding color to match the stone. Have a peek at my website.
http://www.landscapingminnesota.com and have a look at some of the slate walls we have done.

Stone creations, Nice looking work!:usflag:

cooltype
09-08-2009, 01:35 AM
nobody on here is gonna be able to explain to you how to build a wall if you dont know what mortar is for starters. you can try to do it yourself and most likely will be paying $ later for somebody to fix your mess, just hire it done in the first place since you obviously lack the skills require to do this task.

Isobel
09-08-2009, 01:45 AM
I'm just wondering if you can help me out and explain it to me, not make me feel like an idiot.

if you don't want to feel like an idiot, go look up some of these terms on Google first, before coming onto a trade website...

2low4NH
09-08-2009, 08:29 AM
HAHAHA you could use lumber lock and just caulk all the stones together!!!!!
I am a 4th generation mason i work with stone almost everyday. if you have to ask these questions the wall will fall over and look like poop. it takes many years to get the skills needed to build a nice wall