What mortar to use ?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For a fieldstone walkway ? Type N or Type S ????
     
  2. PAPS Landscape Design

    PAPS Landscape Design LawnSite Member
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    use type N
     
  3. rodzilla94

    rodzilla94 LawnSite Member
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    i would use type s it has more cement in the mix than type n i do commercial contracting (superintendent) they require type s for block type n for brick soooooo anything with bearing or weight has to have type s because of the cement is more in the mix
     
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was planning to do a dri lay bed with the fieldstone walk . ? Will that work ? Crusher run with a little sand then lay fieldstone , then mortar the joints ? Or do I have to lay stone in a cement bed?
     
  5. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you just mortar the joints you will have a world of problems. It will just crack and break up. You need to set your stone on a concrete slab to avoid movement from frost that will ruin your mortar joints
     
  6. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Marcus - how thick of a concrete slab ? 2 " ??
     
  7. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
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    Type S should never be used for flat work.
     
  8. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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