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Old 01-05-2009, 10:01 PM
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Concrete or Compacted Stone

Do you guys prefer setting irregular flagstone in a wet lay or set it on top of bedding sand like pavers? The flagstone will be used as a heavily traveled walkway and as a patio that will receive moderate usage. Any input would be great.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:11 PM
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I guess it really depends on the situation, and what the size variable is in the product. Most of the time we set them just as we do pavers in bedding sand. If it is around a pool on the other hand and it was irregular peices I would definatly do a wet set. Most of the time though you will have good sucess with bedding sand.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:28 PM
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We prefer to lay on a slab, BUT, the cost difference generally makes this unfeasible, unless of course the stone is set around a pool, where the concrete is necessary.

So, to answer, compacted stone and sand is a good enough base for most applications.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:45 PM
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Job turned out clean. I prefer tighter joints personally.

Question at hand: Setting stone I prefer to do wet lay. If I'm doing a more naturalized area, dry. Don't have a big enough budget, dry.


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I guess it really depends on the situation, and what the size variable is in the product. Most of the time we set them just as we do pavers in bedding sand. If it is around a pool on the other hand and it was irregular peices I would definatly do a wet set. Most of the time though you will have good sucess with bedding sand.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:46 PM
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And if dry make sure you use 1.5" and thicker. Poly sand is another good idea unless you want moss or some sort of plant between the joints.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:47 PM
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I agree with tthomas; I can't stand to see flagstone dry set in nothing but a sand bed.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:51 PM
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We had fits with the polymeric sand on this project. It is in a real shady setting. It seemed that the sand would never dry out all the way thus basically deteriorating the polymeric sand. I also didnt mean it was totally set in sand. Typically the sand you lay on top of your #53 base is called bedding sand.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:27 PM
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thanks for the fast response guys. the budget is a little tight so i can save a by using the sand. thanks
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:30 PM
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We had fits with the polymeric sand on this project. It is in a real shady setting. It seemed that the sand would never dry out all the way thus basically deteriorating the polymeric sand. I also didnt mean it was totally set in sand. Typically the sand you lay on top of your #53 base is called bedding sand.
Yeah, I can tell it's polymeric from your picture. I have no complaints about that!
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