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flagstone install on concrete question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by manfromearth, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. manfromearth

    manfromearth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I want to do a flagstone patio on top of an existing concrete patio. Because of the door threshold, I only have 2", at the most, to work with. I have access to some very nice brown flagstone that is under 1" thick. My plan is to clean the patio and then use type S mortar at a 2 : 1 ratio --- sand to mortar. Should I add an acrylic additive to the mortar mix to improve bonding or can I go with the mortar mix exclusively? I hesitate to use the acrylic additive because if it gets on the stone, it is extremely hard to clean off. You can see it on the stone. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    No additives are needed.

    People have been setting stone since the stone ages without all that crap.

    I have flagstone that I laid for my woodstove to set on, as well as to store far-wood on. I drop logs on the stone when I bring wood in, and so far, none have come loose.
  3. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    ^^^^Like he said you should be fine.

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