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12ft High 2" Stone (slate/shale) Veneer. Rock Fall Hazard?

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Old 10-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #61
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Re: 12ft High 2" Stone (slate/shale) Veneer. Rock Fall Hazard?

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Yes we have it here as well, was wondering about the concrete part

lol that went right over my head...i just saw lafarge and didn't even read the word concrete

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Re: 12ft High 2" Stone (slate/shale) Veneer. Rock Fall Hazard?

A drop or two of dish, laundry, or car wash soap added to every bag of grout will improve its plasticity/flow-ability. and lengthen bag life a little, Too much will make the cured mortar very porous--too many contiguous air bubbles.

To a degree slower curing and weaker mixes make cleaning smears much easier... use the super sticky mud for bonding the NVT pieces and a sandier/ more lime? mix for grouting joints. Especially indoors where weathering isn't a factor. Add a little lime,lime dust to structural mortar mix for use as pointing mortar.

Out doors one might want to cover the wall with damp burlap for a period of time after the joints are tooled to achieve max strength of the mortar and most water resistance/ frost proofing...


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