How does this stone work look?


Old 08-27-15, 07:08 PM
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How does this stone work look?

these mortar joints look okay? pretty standard for non-dimensional stone? Some of them seem unnecessarily large to me.. but I'm not the one that had to put it up.. so easy for me to say...
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Old 08-27-15, 09:42 PM
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Looks ok to me. Part of the appeal to that type of rustic construction is the varying joint size.

More importantly..... how does it look to you ? You have to live with it.
Old 08-27-15, 10:31 PM
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I agree it looks ok for the rustic rough stone. If it was a dry stack wall or something they probably would have fit the stone closer.
Old 08-28-15, 03:14 AM
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IMO, the installer should have brushed the joints a little more to rid it if excess mortar that has moved out onto the face of the stone, leaving just the joint with mortar. But, as stated, you must be the one satisfied with it.
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Here is a photo of the stone work in my patio. You can see the mortar joints are quite irregular with some rather wide areas. It's part of the un-cut, random size stone look.

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Thanks.. Your stone looks nice.. I met the contractor and showed some areas that were inconsistent and had unnecessarily large gaps.. Also some longer vertical lines.. He was in full agreement.. He will be talking to the mason and telling him what needs to be fixed..

And glad u mentioned the cat
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about the same as you heard back in the other forum

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