Anyone Know How to Naturalize Sawn Schist ?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, May 30, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    I guess thermaling only works for certain type's of stone and I believe schist is not one of them. Can anyone offer any info on how to do this?
     
  2. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dont think heat is the way to go either, maybe a couse grit belt sander or wire wheel if you are gentle and patient, or maybe even a rasp?
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    thank's. I'll see what the quarry say's tommorow when I call. It say's the will naturalize it for $8 per lin. ft. Just not sure what they do to naturalize it. I hope it's something I can do on my own.
     
  4. 4Russl5

    4Russl5 LawnSite Member
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    Acetylene torch will work well. Also good masonry tools used properly will shape it rapidly. I have split many tons of schist by hand. $8 per foot sounds like you are paying alot for this detail. Is it a bull nose for a cap or what? The amount of linear feet, site use, and nose detail you want, for me, would dictate the process.
     

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