Slate Wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by dmkosko, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    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
     
  2. Stone Creations

    Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    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....
     
  3. Stone Creations

    Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Ok think I got 2 different types of pics for you...

    DSC00286.jpg

    Fieldstone.jpg
     
  4. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    thanks for the quick reply. if you lay mortar, does it require any glue or anything? and whats the difference between mortar and slate?
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    are those walls in the first pic sitting on a footing?
     
  6. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I cant really tell
     
  7. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    Im gonna go with the slate. do i need to glue anything or just stack the rocks? thanks for the help
     
  8. Steiner

    Steiner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    And there we have it folks. Right there.

    Please hire a reputable contractor.
     
  9. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I'm just wondering if you can help me out and explain it to me, not make me feel like an idiot.
     
  10. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

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

Share This Page