Sand size...

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Seabass2500, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Seabass2500

    Seabass2500 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 15

    I just wanted to know what size of sand grain do you guys use for various stone projects:
    - Mortar on stone walls
    - Mortar on flagstone patios

    I find that the 'all purpose' sand is seeming a bit to course and may be decreasing the adhesion quality of the mortar.

    I currently mix masonry cement (Type N) to medium size sand 1:3 (respectfully)

    I am in the mid-west and have the freeze/thaw conditions.
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Call around to your local quarries and ask if they have masons sand, they should know what you are talking about. Very fine grained.

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