I have been researching this a lot on the net and all the searches I have
done have said to use 1" - 1 1/2" flag stone for patios that will have a
gravel/sand or a concrete base...
Ask any landscaper and they will tell you 1" - 1 1/2"... At least that is
what they all told me...
You also need to realize that you will need 4" - 6" of gravel and then 1" -
2" of sand under the flag stone...
If you simply lay the flag stone on the ground, you are asking for
On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 10:29:28 -0700, "Charlie Spitzer"
Maybe in your part of the country. Around the NorthEast, even the
stone masons from the old country would expect to find that any
"flagstone" is slate. I've never even see sandstone in a stone
yard, although I confess I never specifically asked for it.
Flagstone isn't a material, it's a way of using the material. Any
rough, flat stone used as a paving material is flagstone. Usually that
will be a sedimentary rock, because that's what's most likely to come
in conveniently flat slabs, but when we did the front walk at my father's
house, we used mostly basalt, because the nubbles of garnet crystal
gives better traction.
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