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629RWHPstang 06-19-2012 10:10 PM

Blue Stone help needed! pics inside
 
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well spent 10 hours chiseling out the old cement joints between these massive blue stones at my house today and had a couple questions for you guys


1) The sub floor these stones are on is almost a sandy/fine gravel cement mix of some sort and there is a weeping tile system around the patio But my question is will it be ok? i had ACL surgery a few months ago and the last thing i want to do is lift these monsters and pour a new slab

2) what Brand or kind of cement will hold up the longest? i picked up a few bags of some motor/cement mix but idk if its the rite one to use


Oh also do i need a expansion joint along the patio slab or just use tar paper?


any help would be great guys!!!! thanks again:thumbsup:

bbo 06-19-2012 10:27 PM

id be tempted to pack some of that moss stuff between those joints ... you got some nice stones.

Canarywood1 06-20-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by 629RWHPstang (Post 947332)
well spent 10 hours chiseling out the old cement joints between these massive blue stones at my house today and had a couple questions for you guys


1) The sub floor these stones are on is almost a sandy/fine gravel cement mix of some sort and there is a weeping tile system around the patio But my question is will it be ok? i had ACL surgery a few months ago and the last thing i want to do is lift these monsters and pour a new slab

2) what Brand or kind of cement will hold up the longest? i picked up a few bags of some motor/cement mix but idk if its the rite one to use


Oh also do i need a expansion joint along the patio slab or just use tar paper?


any help would be great guys!!!! thanks again:thumbsup:



Sounds like the proper base is there,why not use polymeric sand insted of mortar,and no you don't need expansion joint or tarpaper.

629RWHPstang 06-20-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 947627)
Sounds like the proper base is there,why not use polymeric sand insted of mortar,and no you don't need expansion joint or tarpaper.

gaps between the stone are to big for that no?

Ravenworks 06-20-2012 06:30 PM

Plant grass between the stones

Canarywood1 06-20-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 629RWHPstang (Post 947837)
gaps between the stone are to big for that no?



HP2 will work.

http://www.techniseal.com/web/polymeric-sand.php?pl=13

629RWHPstang 06-20-2012 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 947866)


Nice stuff! so you would chose that over mortar?

jomama45 06-20-2012 11:16 PM

Both mortared joints or polymeric sanded joints will require some maintenance though the years, but the poly is far easier, and DIY friendly, to repair..........

The only way to ensure a long lifespan out of mortared joints is if the bluestone were to be wet-set over a rigid foundation, like a re-enforced concrete slab......

Canarywood1 06-21-2012 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by 629RWHPstang (Post 947996)
Nice stuff! so you would chose that over mortar?




Absolutely,my motto is the less work the better!

629RWHPstang 06-21-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 948299)
Absolutely,my motto is the less work the better!


haha i like that:thumbup: well i picked up a bag of portland to mix myself to do the edges then ill decide if i want to use the sand like stuff or the pre mixed mortar

Canarywood1 06-21-2012 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 629RWHPstang (Post 948709)
haha i like that:thumbup: well i picked up a bag of portland to mix myself to do the edges then ill decide if i want to use the sand like stuff or the pre mixed mortar



Your call,good luck!

629RWHPstang 09-09-2012 09:52 PM

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After pics:thumbup:

Canarywood1 09-10-2012 10:12 AM

Looks great,i like the contrast.


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