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Type of flagstone?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TexasTurfgrass, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. TexasTurfgrass

    TexasTurfgrass LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 23

    Does anyone have an idea of what type of flagstone this is? It is not common in our area so I was trying to find out the type. The picture doesn't do it justice. The stone looks a little bluer in person....pennsylvania blue flagstone???


  2. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    no almost to dark hard to tell but maybe slate. i see one stone that looks like bluestone. the others are to shiny
  3. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Looks a lot like the blue limestone we have here.
    Here is a walk I repaired a few years ago, and yes the pic is before repair.

  4. glaciator

    glaciator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    That last picture is exactly why I never do mortared flagstone. I always dry set and fill with "breeze". No moisture issues ever! It looks like PA blue, but it's hard to tell from a picture.
  5. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    That one was so bad because it was 50+ years old with a bad base.
    If it's done right on a good concrete slab, (that one wasn't) mortared flagstone can last much longer.

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