laying flagstone

blusky_in_az(8AZ)October 16, 2005

Can pieces of 1-3/4" flagstone just be laid on top of decorative rock? Thanks.

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inkognito

No, is the short answer although it depends whether it is to be walked on or not. There is also the question of levelling that will be difficult and what you will put in between the flags. Explain a bit more and perhaps there is a less black and white answer.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 6:15PM
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lazy_gardens

How big is the "decorative rock?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 6:40PM
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gardengal48

Generally, the recommendation is to lay the flags on a properly prepared base and then surround with smaller, decorative rocks. In AZ, there is no need to mortar a flgstone walkway, loose or dry laid is sufficient, but for the leveling/safety issues INK alludes to, you do not want to lay directly in top of decorative rock.

Here is a link that might be useful: laying flagstone pathway

    Bookmark   October 30, 2005 at 10:23AM
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