Im going to place one of these on a grave.The plaque is granite on a
concrete base.I intend removing piece of the turf to lay the base in and it
is my intention to set the base in sand to make it easy to get level.My
question is,should I mix some cement in the sand? I think I have seen men
laying slabs doing this.I would appreciate any help.
Paving slabs are often laid on wet mortar mix (sand & cement) so that the
slabs can be bashed level and stay level. Sand will be washed away by rain
water, you will get a more stable result if you use wet mortar mix. You need
not mix sand and cement yourself, you can get a small bag of dry mortar
ready mix from a DIY shed. However, it depends on whether the soil is firm;
if you use mortar mix on top of soft soil then your plaque may still not be
stable. If you haven't done so already, you should check with the cemetery
staff that your plaque is permitted by their regulations.
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