What to lay flagstone in??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Kohls Landscaping Co, May 20, 2003.

  1. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Hi! I am going to install a stone bench and fountain in the back of my house over the summer. I am thinking of using flagstone as a path to the fountain and bench. I was wondering what is the proper material to use under the flagstone to make sure they do not wobble. Also, I was thinking of using a type of pea gravel to fill in between the flagstone to make everything level and look nice.

    I just don't want everything to become muddy after it rains.

    Thanks for the help in advance!
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    the guy that did our stone steps a few years back used stone dust, it grey and a little larger than sand. I'm not sure how thick he put it down, but my guess would be 2-3"?

    better get someone elses $.02 on this too
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Use stone dust. Avoid the pea gravel because it moves around and becomes a slip hazard when in lays on the flagstone. Put down at least 2-3" of stone dust and settle the stones in. Using paver edging along the sides of the pathway will help keep the stones from shifting.
  4. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    We excavate 7 inches, lay a 4 inch crushed gravel base, then an inch or so of stonedust.
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    USe a modified base first, then top off w/ <= 1" of stone dust!

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