Originally Posted by Doug Price
What materials did you use as a base for this wall. I am doing a very similar project and need to know what material to use.
Because it is a natural stone wall, the base consisted of a 2-3 inch footer of type-S mortar with two sections of re-bar running the length of it.
While the mortar was still soft, I placed my my first course in it. After that I used more Type S-Mortar between each course, keeping the mortar towards the back 2/3rds of the course to give the appearance of a dry laid wall. The backside of the wall got about a 1-1.5 inches of mortar to help keep it in place.
The same method was used in this project too. The link below is the first posts to that project.