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Old 03-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Flagstone Slippery When Wet

I bought a house a few months ago that has a nice flagstone patio in the back.

But whenever it rains, the stones turn into a slip and slide.

I'm worried someone is really going to hurt themselves.

I live here and know the stones are slippery and yet I can barely walk on them without almost falling.

Is this normal? Any solutions?


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Old 03-20-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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Nature of the beast.
I have no idea if this would work on stone but it work great on tile.


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another solution's using apron/vest store hydrochloric acid cut w/wtr - 1HCl:8H2 O,,, spray it on & hose it off - repeat as nec,,, caution it doesn't attach the mortar jnts & ruin them we also use chip brushes to apply then spray w/straight ammonia/wtr mix 1Amm:8 H2 O,,, that will neutralize the acid residue - follow w/car wash brush scrub & rinse well

flag is susceptible to lichen/moss/mold attach to a good pressure washing may resolve the issue, too if you flag's old, it will have been split - the new stuff's diamond sawed & subsequently more skid-likely
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by itsreallyconc View Post
flag is susceptible to lichen/moss/mold attach to a good pressure washing may resolve the issue, too [/SIZE][/FONT]

Pressure mine every Spring and it's not an issue.
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