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bettyw99 09-01-2012 02:40 PM

Loose mortar in stone veneer
 
I just had stone veneer added to my brick home as accents. There was no grout bags used to grout between stones. What is between the stones is mortar used to attach stones to bricks. Some of the mortar is loose and coming out of the joints. Looks like mortar is too sandy to me. What is best way to fix this?

joecaption 09-01-2012 03:08 PM

Did you ask for it to be dry stacked? If not then call the people that installed it and have them fix it. Why should you have to do it?

bettyw99 09-01-2012 04:26 PM

Loose mortar in vener stones
 
They let the mortar that they stuck to stones with serve as the filling between the stones. It is not drystack.

joecaption 09-01-2012 04:53 PM

Can you post a picture?

bettyw99 09-01-2012 05:09 PM

Loose mortar in vener stones
 
I dont know how to post a photo. I am able to text or email. The stones are rectangle and square in shape, 6x8, 4x4, 2x6 etc. They have 1/2 to 1 inch space between them. They range from 1 to 1 3/4 thick. The mortar is recessed around the stones. In some places I can see the brick underneath. The mortar will wash out when sprayed with garden hose in some places. I just need to know the best fix so I can make sure my stone man is doing the proper job.

Canarywood1 09-01-2012 05:47 PM

"They let the mortar that they stuck to stones with serve as the filling between the stones."


That's what they usually do,but it shouldn't be falling out of the joints,call them and tell them it needs to be fixed.

bettyw99 09-01-2012 05:53 PM

Will they have to remove all mortar that is still there?


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