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Request! 
My name is Sardul Gill and I live in Colorado. I would like to ask you some questions regarding your business. Let me know if I call you or contact you …

Bluestone flaking? 
Our 10 year old bluestone patio paving is constantly flaking. What can I use to prevent or slow down the separation of small thin pieces from the pavers. …

Bluestone over Stamped Concrete Slab 
I have a 285 sq foot stamped concrete slab. I am going to mortar flagstone over it, to both raise the patio but also give it a more natural look. Would …

FLAGSTONEPRO 
PA WHOLESALE STONE SUPPLY www.flagstonepro.com meshoppen pa 18630 pa bluestone,flagstone,thermal pattern.treads,stone veener,boulders,wall stone contact …

Concete dye/stain sprayed on flagstone 
I have a contractor installing stamped concrete around a pool deck. The pool coping is flagstone... He sprayed/dyed the flagstone. How do I remove the …

Flagstone patio pealing 
How do you keep flagstone from pealing, especially when you live near the Pacific Ocean? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!!

Grouting flagstone 
Where to buy, what brand or company sells "color or dye to add to grout for flagstone patio?

Three Rivers flagstone 
I believe you are the one I just spoke to on the phone about needing a few pieces of Three Rivers flagstone. I redid my deck and the steps leading up from …

Ms Tucker 
I would like to find a sealant for limestone flagstones, which will keep the tone white/ light and which keeps that 'chalky' residue on top. The one …

Painting a picture on flagstone 
Hi! I have a flagstone that I want to paint a picture on. The stone will sit outside a friend's place of business - it will be a piece of advertisement …

"chipping chisel "  
Want to buy the chipping chisel, but just what makes it that?? Does it have a bevel to both sides of the edge?, or only one side, like a wood chisel??? …

outdoor slate patio problem 
Recently I have noticed tiny crystals on my patio that look like salt. I sweep them away and they return. I live in the northeast and it's October. Any …

Flagstone Efflorescence 
I had a new flagstone (Pennsylvania Cleft Bluestone) patio installed and within one week the flagstone developed stains and discoloration. I think it is …

Newly laid bluestone squares wet underneath and loose 
I've spent the last couple months putting in a patio with the help of a family friend. We had to build a block wall, backfill, then poured a 4" slab on …

Flagstone pool decks 
Will a stone impregnator be sufficient on a flagstone pool deck?

Smoothing surface 
Hi guys I stumbled upon your site while looking up how to smooth a jumbo buff piece of flagstone. I built a pool house with bar and bought a large …

Help Identifying Flagstone 
Hi, I am hoping that someone can help me identify the flagstone in the photos attached, or recommend a similar flagstone, because we are hoping to redo …

cleaning and sealing OK flagstone 
Anyone use a sealer called TSS pro 500 clear sealer? The product is sold by Texas Stone Experts with a 5-year warranty. I'm new to this site and looking …

Flagstone repairs 
Do you provide flagstone repair services?

Flagstone patio 
The pool leaked under the flagstone for some time on my spacious patio. The stones sound hollow and there is white residue on top of the decaying grout. …

Bluestone gravel turning white 
We have bluestone gravel that is now becoming white. Every time it rains more and more pieces are becoming white. It appears to be painted. Is that …

Looking for flagstone quarry in New Mexico  
Hello. I'm looking for a quarry located in New Mexico to pick up and buy pallets of flagstone to finish my home and 4 patio areas. Preferably the closer …

Pennsylvania flagstone as a heat shield for walls surrounding a wood stove. 
Hi, my wife and I are looking to use 1/2" thick PA flagstone on the walls around our wood stove. The sections would be 2'x2', drilled out in the corners …

Drilling Flagstone pavers for a gate 
I have a breeze way between garage and house that is covered in Flagstone. House was built in 1954 and the the flagstone is part of the original build. …

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Took out above ground pool- can I lay flagstone directly on the base sand 
I took up an above ground pool and want to know if I have to go with some screening stone and more sand before laying the flagstone or can I just put the …

Cement sand water???  
going to attempt to overlay flagstone on top of cement pad. For the cement/mortar is it just bags of Portland and water or do I mix sand water and a bag …

Tennessee Crab Orchard 
Can you recommend the "wet look" best sealer for Tenn Crab Orchard? thanks!

Arizona flagstone turned yellow 
I set a huge fireplace (22" across) and used buff Arizona flagstone cut in hot dog sized pieces and veneer set them with a dry stone look. I used muriatic …

Flagstone Question about Sealing and Flagstone Color 
We are buying a house built in 1968 and tile was installed over honed and sealed flagstone throughout the indoors. We can get the tile up and see that …

Sealing my flagstone walkway 
I had a guy power wash my flagstone walkway and pool deck. It looked beautiful, although there were still some dark spots from algae. I have a lot of …

question re calculating the fall / q re sand v portland / tucking in sand  
Dear Hans and Craig, Thanks for your well-done 1.5 hr video on installing a stone patio; I have watched it with interest. Please forgive what might …

colored Flagstone turned grey 
Hi was wondering if an of you experts are able to help me. I have flagstone in my yard and it was not sealed,..the stone went from gorgeous colors to a …

Cleaning and sealing timing for newly installed PA irregular flagstone patio 
when should a new installed flagstone patio be cleaned with masonary cleaner after installation? My contractor said he will clean after a week,should …

Re grouting regrouting regrouting 
I love our Pennsylvania blue stone paris but I am paying for the grout to be chiseled out and regrouted every 3 years. I put two layers of sealer on myself …

flagstone patio 
We hired a landscape company to install a flagstone patio. They raised our previous concrete slab by some 3-4 inches right up to the French doors. Should …

Any Procedural Differences if Installing on Exposed Aggregate Concrete Slab? 
Can one follow the same procedure to lay flagstone on an exposed aggregate concrete slab? Would the textured surface aid or reduce the bond? Cement or …

A Big Thanks -- couldn't get a reply delivered otherwise.  
Apr 26, 2015, at 1:26 PM, Frank A. Rothermel wrote: Hi David. Thx so much for approving the post. I obviously committed masonry malpractice to have …

Bluestone over Concrete Problems -- Major Mortar Fail 
Calling all Masons. All stone-hands on deck (please). Ok, learned the stone trade a bit as a kid (not enough as you'll see below), but when our small …

May-Day May-Day -- Bluestone on Concrete -- Major Fail 
Dear Don -- Learned the stone trade a bit as a kid (not enough as you'll see below), but when our small crew got laid off, decided to make my Mom happy, …

Recovering slate stepping stones 
I am recovering some sunken slate stepping stones from the yard of the house I just bought. Some are intact, but most are brittle and flaking heavily. …

Flagstone Path 
We would like to know how much Buff Flagstone would cost for 271 sf. We want to do a flagstone path with steps leading to front porch as well as the front …

Flagstone Damage 
Hello, Background info: I’m working on a project dealing with 1” Pennsylvania flagstone that has been installed on a second level outdoor screen porch …

My flagstone patio repair is too much for me to tackle... 
I've searched the internet, and have found a lot of flagstone installers, but my 13' x 18' patio needs repair. A couple places have flaking, there are …

what is the likelihood of damamge using deicing salts on concrete as well as flagstone steps and mortar 
My husband is still recovering from an awful fall on the flagstone steps and walk splitting his scalp and requiring 6 staples as well as seven, yes, seven …

flagstone siding 
We have a small leak in a room where the roof and wall meet. Initially thought was the roof but looks fine. We noticed at the top of the flagstone wall …

Flagstone Patio- building codes in Los Angeles- retaining wall?? 
Our contractor insisted on a cement retaining wall for our flagstone patio. This puts the "patio" now a deck up 10 inches from the yard (dirt/soil) …

REMOVE LISTING FOR LARGE SANDSTONE 
David, Please remove my listing for the sale of large sandstone. These stones are no longer available. Listing to be removed: http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/ …

Home owner 
I spilled cooking oil on my outdoor flagstone patio. What is best to remove it?

Thermal Bluestone 
I have about 2,000sf of this installed new. It is stained from something and I can't figure it out. Tried several masonry cleaning solutions that worked …

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Grout question 
We have been following your instructions with great success on our flagstone walkway, having just completed the cutting/placement/mortaring of the flagstone. …

Muriatic Acid bleached flagston 
We had a new flagstone porch and walkway installed and had green algae buildup on the walkway stone. The installer brought muriatic acid and it bleached …

Jet Black Granite 
We put in jet black granite in our backyard and we love the look when it is wet but it appears very faded when dry even after power washing. We wanted …

flag stone peeling 
I have flag stone patio for over 15 years in rose color and I have no problem with it recently I had some one to build a water fall for me with flag stone …

Flagstone and salt water pool 
What type of flagstone is most resistant to erosion from salt water pool? How much per square foot might I expect to pay a stone/rock man to lay 600 …

flagstone patio 
HI, We just had a bluestone patio installed next to our house. We had two days of heavy rain, and the mortar between the stones went from cement colored …

Flagstone mortar quantities question 
David and Hans, I'm using your video as a guide for my 500 sq ft. patio project but I'm concerned about the amount of cement and sand required. By …

Flagstone Cleaner and Sealer 
Hello, great website and instructional videos. I'm preparing to lay flagstone in a small patio, about 150 sq ft. I'm using grey flagstone. I think it's …

Flagstone contractor help 
I'm needing my flagstone stripped (sealer blush) and cleaned. I thought I could do it on my own, but I don't have a power washer etc. Is there anyone in …

Repairing crumbling portion of flagstone 
The out door entry way to our facility is paved with a variety of flagstone, one of which has crumbled along an edge due to the harsh weather conditions …

Re-grouting flagstone walkway.  
Hello, I recently purchased a home with a flagstone walkway, and the flagstones are in good shape except that they are loose. It appears they were grouted …

Flagstone patio repair  
I'm trying to figure out the right way to proceed with my patio issue, whether to have it stripped or sandblasted. I had my flagstone patio sealed right …

Making Pennsylvania Bluestone darker 
Is there a product I can use to make my bluestone walkway and porch darker? something that won't make it slippery?

coloring the cement for flagstone grouting 
Hello there, I have a project on a front small patio that I am using flagstones and I am covering the gaps with a commercial grout (sakrete as the brand) …

olive harte 
I have a flag and have a stove on top of it , can the flag be taken out .

Chocolate Flagstone Warping 
We installed 1-1/4" Chocolate Flagstone over a 1/2" Type S mortar bed over a concrete slab on a patio. Everything was level when we left for the day. …

flagstone turns white when it rains 
Hi, I have a question. I sealed my exterior flagstone this summer and now every time it rains our entire flagstone area turns white like it's covered …

Outdoor flagstone floor reconditioning 
I have a beautiful porch on the side of my house. The floor is made of flagstone and is approximately 60 years old. The stones have a hard substance …

removing carpet without flagstone underneath 
After removing carpet from flagstone how do you even the tone.

Flagstone on concrete 
How can I remove the Flagstone without breaking it?

Colored grout for my flagstone patio 
Currently, I have a contractor installing my flagstone patio with Oklahoma Wister. I want the grout to be a light to medium brown color. What type of cement …

Is Tennessee flagstone strong and durable enough for a natural walkway in NC? 
I'm buildling a walkway using flagstone and river rocks in my backyard in NC. I like the pinkish color of the TN flagstone, but I'm concerned that it isn't …

Flagstone 
we have flag stone around the base of our wood stove and it looks really dirty. How is the best way to clean it without heavy duty fumes. yours mari …

mortar or portland cement to fix flagstone to concrete slab 
My local stone dealer says cement isn't a bonding agent like mortar is and should not be used to place flagstone on a concrete bed. Your instructions call …

Cleaning flagstone 
I cleaned green mold off my flagstone and was successful. However, the flagstone looks colorless and sort of gray. How do I revive its original look? …

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flag stone front poarch 
I have a front porch using composite decking material. The frame is a 2 x 12 ledger and 2 x 8 from on 16 inch centers ( all treated) . Outer edge is …

Flagstone Patio Problems 
i recently put down a flagstone patio and put it on 5 7 screening as a base and as a grout. I now need to seal, not only the flagstone, but also the screening …

Pros and cons to sealing crab orchard 
Hello, We just had 400 square foot of crab orchard installed last week. It came out very nice. It attaches to another 100 square foot walkway of crab …

flagstone flaking and sinking! 
Evidently my flagstone was not laid properly and it is sinking! It would be very expensive to have it torn out and redone correctly - what are my other …

black flagstone turnng grey...  
I have put in black flagstone, which looks amazng when it is wetnn but the sun is fading it quickly..is there something I can put on it to bring out the …

Can i get a price list 
your product looks great. How much is it Chris Lewis truck driver told me about you corey creative habitats landscaping 334 524 5408

Flagstone Cleaning and Sealing 
We bought a home with a 4 year old 20 X 20 flagstone patio in Albuquerque. The gaps between the stones are from 1/4 inch to 6 inch and sealed together …

flagstone patio 
between the flagstone the sand/pebble filling always comes up onto the flagstone, especially after a rainstorm. and now the grey flagstone not only has …

Flagstone patio and walkway repair 
I live in Phila. Pa. with hot summers and cold winters. What is the best time of year to repair, repoint and lay flagstone for my walkways and patios? …

Transparent Flagstone Sealant Cost 
I have a freshly laid Arizona tri color patio area, decking, and pool coping area with stairs which I want to seal with a transparent sealer, to keep the …

stained flagstone 
i have flags that are stained when i grouted with mortar how to solve

Flagstone Base Question 
I am building a putting green and have a large load of Donna-Fill for the final base before putting on the synthetic turf for the green. I have enough …

Patio overgrown with grass 
I rented a house with a great backyard. The one problem with it -- the previous tenants allowed grass to cover 90% of the stone/sand patio. I love to …

flagstone patio questions 
#1 what is the rational behind using portland cement instead of High strength mortar to set the flagstone #2 I have to change the pitch of the surface …

White Film 
Hi, I live in AZ and have a full flagstone patio including right around my pool. The pieces directly next to my pool have begun to chip off and even seem …

Can you stain natural stone patio 
We have a natural stone patio that is all very light in colour. Almost a whitish grey which I do not like at all. I think it must be what is called flagstone. …

Change gray flagstone color 
Hi, can I somehow stain my existing gray flagstone to a different color? It's all over my house and pool area but I would like it to be more of the color …

Long Island Bluesone 
Hello, Please remove the above link. I sold the stone. Thanks David

Need Advice - Covering Flagstone 
This is probably not your typical question but I am hoping someone can give me some advice. We recently purchased a home with flagstone floors in the …

Needing advice 
I have flags down in my back yard can i put stone chippings down on top of them for colour with out causing any damage to walls as in damp Hope someone …

Replacing vertical flagstone 
I have a raised patio with flagstone laid vertically around the sides and flagstone on top. On one side two pieces of flagstone have 'heaved' away from …

Flagstone Over Concrete 
I am re-laying flasgtone over an existing concrete patio. I had to pull the entire thing up as all of my joints were crumbling and the flasgtone was no …

Blog has gone wild, it needs to be erased 
Hello Guys, I love your website and use it often. The blog below needs your attention, I think you already know about it. Several companies are using …

Lime and Flagstone 
If I apply powdered lime to the spaces in between my flagstones (to prevent the return of moss) will it damage the flagstone?

Wholsale natural stone for anyone 
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Laying Flagstone over existing concrete pool deck 
I would like to change my existing pool deck to Flagstone other than raising the skimmer is there any issues with laying the flagstone directly over the …

my flagstone turns a gold color when wet 
I have installed Lompoc Oatmeal flagstone on my patio...I selected the Lompoc because of the light tan/gray color that had very little gold patches(I did …

help 
will the white haze go away if i clean it its a new material

Cleaning and sealing 
I purchased your video and just finished installing a small area (120 sq ft) of flagstone. It is now time to clean and seal. Your video reccommends 600 …

matching Old and New Flagstone 
We want to expand our existing (old) Flagstone patio, which our contractor says is Arizona Red. But the new Arizona Red flagstone he bought does not …

Mortar spread rate 
On a typical flagstone patio installation over a concrete slab using 1 1/2" Thick flag stone what would my spread rate be using 2 parts sand 1 part Portland …

Need help with Flagstone Pool Coping around a saltwater pool????? 
We had flagstone installed as the coping on our saltwater pool, what a mistake, the builder said the stone would holdup and not be any problems, yea right. …

Old unsealed flagstone patio and pool area 
My home is 17 years old and I am the third owner. I believe the flagstone in our backyard has never been sealed......Its cracked and flaking in some areas. …

Cleaning sealed flagstone 
We have sealed our flagstone with Prosoco. However, the patio is under a pecan tree and gets very stained. Clorox outdoor bleach has done a great job …

How do i clean and seal a Tennessee crab patio Exterior?  
I have a coustomer with a 2700 sq ft patio around a built in pool. I was going to apply a bleach and detergent solution then power wash away the dirt …

New flagstone quarry in NE Kansas 
We have a new flagstone quarry in Northeast, Kansas. Please e-mail us at: summmit3@gmail.com Thanks

Calicum on Flagstone 
I think I have white calicum build up on my flagstone that is around my spa... it is 30 days old and already there is this white build up. How do I get …

stripping off old sealer 
we have old sealer on our flagsone pool coping. The stone has lost all it's lusture. what do we use to strip it and what type of sealer to bring out the …

Stand Off Color Enhancer 
Hello, I have a large flagstone patio that we had built last year. I am wanting to seal the patio to where it looks wet. Our builder did seal the …

where to buy masonry sand and name brand portland cement in tacoma 
Does anybody know where to buy masonry sand and name brand portland cement (like Hans recommends, Cemex or Holcin) in the Tacoma area?

Please remove my add 
http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/phoenix-az-2-tons-mix-of-thick-buckskin-light-rosa-flagstone-plus-chisel-face-blocks.html I'm still getting calls …

ordering dvd 
Can you download anything on line.. looking to do my project quick. phone if not , I will provide visa #...Linda

Rust Stains on Bluestone 
Any suggestions on how to clean rust stains on Pennsylvania Bluestone?

hairline cracks in mortor between fieldstone 
I am jointing the fieldstone with a bakers bag, then cleaning the joint with a jointer and smoothing out with my finger and then brushing. It has been …

Natural or irregular stone 
Hi, Enjoy your site and bought the DVD, I have misplaced it but that is not why I am emailing. I have stone about 1 to 1 3/4 inches and I am placing the …

New Concrete Patio looks terrible!! 
I'm hoping someone can help me! I recently had a concrete slab layed for a patio. It looked great until the guy came back a few days later to seal it. …

Using mortar or Thin Set  
Can I use Thin Set or mortar instead of concrete to set the flagstone when I am setting it on top of old concrete for my patio?

Some work i have done in sc 
My name is Emerson Romine. here are some pics of work I did here in Greenville SC

Dude 
How can I keep the sand from coming out of the grooves? I have the front entrance laid in concrete but cannot afford the back patio to be grouted with …

Flagstone Color 
I had some Arizona buff stone installed and my wife hates the color. Can it be stained? Michael B 303-875-8863

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grout for flagstone 
I live in canada so there is significance change in climate through out the year. I have natural slate flagstone that i would like to grout. currently …

Raining on my mortar! 
I laid about 1 1/2 tons of flagstone on a compacted sand base. I started mortaring the joints and the rain that wasn't supposed to come until the next …

Do I need to strip flagstone before re-sealing it 
I have some flagstone where the Original sealer has worn off. I have been told by a local flooring contractor that they need to strip the flagstone before …

RUST STAINS IN MORTAR 
wE HAD A NEW ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLAGSTONE AND COBBLESTONE WALK INSTALLED LAST SUMMER. TODAY I CAME HOME( IT WAS A DAMP DAY) AND I NOTICED THAT OUR NEWSPAPER …

Flagstone at front door, totally chipping and flaking away 
HI, can you please help me. I just bought this house that is about 40 years old and has real flagstone on the porch. I don'thave to do anything and it …

Mortar Haze on Tennessee Crab Orchard Flagstone 
The mason left a mortar haze all over our new crab orchard flagstone patio. He wants to use muriatic acid and a pressure washer to clean it up, but we …

Kert Des Prez 
We had a Pool put in last year and the stone we picked for the Copeing and Borders is called Arkansas Blue. Intially the color was great ( Blue/Black …

Thank you for the information! 
Hi, I wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the mailbox videos. That is my next project and it has been great instruction. Blessings, …

using sand for base 
I am wondering if the washed sand that contractors use as fill instead of rock because it is less expensive will work under my flagstone patio. I used …

Multi-Colored Grout 
Hello - My story is very long with a flagstone patio that has been installed and removed and uninstalled several times by my builder / contractor that …

Flagstone Peeling and Cracks 
I had a flagstone patio installed about two weeks ago. It looked amazing at first. Now some of the top layers of stone are starting to peel and chip off. …

Answers to User Questions on Flagstone 
Hi - I see several of the same questions as I have regarding flagstone patio problems. Where are answers posted? Please help. Thanks.

Flag stone re-grouting for pool deck 
Hi, i have approx 400sq ft of flagstone around my pool. I want a ball park price (by the sq ft) of what it will runm me to grind out all the old ground …

I need to find a craftsman in Denver, CO to help with my flagstone decks 
Can you recommend a good shop/craftsman in Denver to help with my flagstone steps, decks and patios? I really love the job you did at Good Shepherd. …

Grouting Flagstone 
Can you tell me if there is any difference between "Gator Dust" (Alliance product) and Paverset sand (Sakrete)...we will be using large flagstones for …

bad joints between flagstone tiles 
What kind of dye or paint can I use to correct a VERY BAD repointing job that was just finished between my flagstone tiles on my patio

Cement stuck on our new flagstone 
Our pool contractors didn't sponge cement off stone as they went and now we have dried cement all over our beautiful flagstone. Does anybody have a …

Arizona Buff White Chalk 
We have a patio made of Arizona Buff. It's about 9 years old at this point. The person who made it said we should have it sealed after the "leaching" …

Flagstone lay time 
How many square feet of flagstone should I expect to lay in 8 hours?

Cleaning Light Colored Fieldstone and Grout 
My beautiful walkway is a mixture of sand and red colored fieldstone that was never sealed after completion. 10 Years later I am attempting to clean it. …

flagstone rust spots 
My question is will flagstone get rust spots from iron in lawn fertilizer/ moss killer? sometimes i cant get it all off my driveway (which is concrete) …

owner of okveneer 
I would like to know who owns okveneer. is his name Jack something and how do i send a email directly to him. please send reply to hillconnie1963@yahoo.com …

How to in stall tile over an old flagsone fireplace hearth approiate size 22ft long x 15 ' wide 
Have a raised flagsstone hearth,its soiled/stained/cracked and chipped!wife wants a new Hearth can I Tile over it ,instead of removing the fagstone!.What …

First time flag stonner. 
I have an already poured concrete front porch, no borders, and want to lay flagstone on it. The existing porch is stable and measures 8' x 8'. What do …

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water permeation through slate stone walkway 
I have a 150 old victorian row house in boston and there is a slate walkway to the lower door (under main stairs) that seems to be troubled by water permeation. …

Beryl whitev 
Webhadcavpebblevtec pool installedvx6 months ago. For two months it was perfectb.,then slowly over a period of a couple of months largevpstchescofbgrey …

Chlorine white stains? 
We have a water fountain that is lined with flagstone and now the chlorine seems to be leaving a white residue (stain) and need some advice on how to remove …

Settling Flagstone Patio Leaving Gap Next to Foundation 
We have been in our house (previously owned) for 4 years and over that time the Arkansas flagstone patio (with concrete between the flagstones) has done …

Oklahoma flag stone turned green after cleanaing and selaing - HELP! 
I just cleaned an Oklahoma flagstone fireplace with muriatic acic, rinsed with water, and applied a Behr "Masonary Protector & Water Sealer" . The result: …

Cleaving Flagstone 
Hello, This website is great and will be a big help in my next home project. Thanks in advance! Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this... …

cleaning flagstone fireplace 
Over the years a small amount of soot has accumulated on a small portion of the flagstone. What do you reccomend to clean this off?

Brown spots after sealing flagstone 
I put a commercial grade water sealer on a flagstone hearth, and now all of these brown spots have appeared. It seems that they can be scraped off with …

Need help with flaking slate floor 
is there a product to darken slate that has flaked off of an entranceway? Also what is the best product to put on top of the slate to protect it from …

artificial grass in between flagstones  
how can i add artificial grass in-between flagstones ?

cement or DG as substrate for patio with quartzite flagstone 
What can you advise me about the difference between laying the flagstone in decomposed granite vs using mortar and thin set on cement? We have several …

Flagstone path from back patio around house to driveway 
Hi I'll trying to lay down a flagstone stone by laying directly over the grass. We have Saint Augustine grass and it tracks down to dirt once dormant …

Hardscape Project  
No Question - Just Thanks I bought your video and found it very helpful in doing my project. Gave me the confidence and guidence I needed with alot …

Moss Rock 3-5" 
Can you send me some pictures of your Moss Rock 3-5" builders

Not Flag but Blue Stone!! 
Stone "Spalling -degredation" whatever you wnat to callit, the same is happening to me---Is there any impervious man-made or natural that can resist the …

Flagstone laid in manufactured sand 
i perpared the patio area using manufactured sand. leveled patio area with 2 to 3 inch of compacted sand.` i laid and leveled the the flagstones, than …

Grouting Flagstone in Cold Temps 
How cold is too cold to grout flagstone? Montana

extend stoop and cover with flagstone 
Hi, I have a 5' x 4' x 4" concrete stoop entrance the is 5" below the threshold and 4" off the ground. I think it might look better extended 2' either …

First time Flagstone--2 surfaces 
Hello, I have a new construction home and the builder only provided me with a concrete slab in my back yard--about 5X5. I would like to expand the …

Sealing a gap between my spa and the flagstone surround. 
I had a stand-alone spa added (and piped into my pool) a couple of years ago. Instead of the wooden cabinet, I chose to add a flagstone surround and connecting …

Flagstone Crack Repair 
How do I repair flagstone that has cracked morter joints without having to tear out existing morter?

Flaking slate patio 
I have a client,with a 7 year old slate patio, that is flaking horribly. They said it was sealed after it was installed, but only then. I keep reading …

help kitchen flagstones 
we have laid flagstones on a new build floor in our kitchen & utilty, they were bedded down with cement, a few lifted and were replaced, however all the …

fireplace 
I built a flagstone surround for my wood burning stove and would like to polish it with a nonflammable polish, is there anything on the market like that? …

Installing flagstone edging beside sidewalk 
Good Morning: I want to install flagstone edging beside my front walkway (about 5 - 6 feet on each side in length) My son and a buddy are my workman …

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siloxane pd 
hi! Where can I buy siloxane pd (localy or online). Thank you

tinted sealer 
I have a new flagstone porch. Attached is an aggregriate patio. My husband sealed both with a sealer tinted brown. I hate the flagstone color, it turned …

flagstone patio is chipping and cracking and sinking  
My flagstone patio is chipping and cracking and sinking due to the high Texas heat and drought! How can I repair it in a cost effective way?

Where to find concrete 
Hello; I've just completed setting the flagstone. I used Home Depot cement for the base layer and was going to find quality portland and sealer. I'm in …

white spots on flagstone fireplace 
My grandmother has a flagstone fireplace that has been there for years. There are white spots on it (almost like stains) now that we can't figure out …

Flagstone over a Existing Concrete patio 
We have a concrete patio which has some cracks on it that we would like to repair. We are also thinking of extending the patio. We do not want to rip …

flagstone painting 
My Foyer has what appears to be flagstone on the floor, it might even be a man made stone that looks like flagstone but whatever it is the color is so …

richard.kurtz@comcast.net 
We are restoring a barn in Baraboo, WI and it has concrete block foundation. The exterior would look better if it were stone instead of block. The split …

splotchy mortar color 
We had a pennsylvania standing blue stone placed on our porch floor. The stone mason placed the stone and mortar and the floor looked great. They then …

Exterior flagstone landing 
I have an exterior flagstone landing above an interior room. Normal to heavy rain isn't a problem, however, when it rains constantly and heavily for days, …

Sand versus Cement versus what else for Flagstone Sidewalk 
I'm looking to have a Flagstone sidewalk installed and have spoke to some contractors - each seem to have their opinion of what is best...I'm confused …

New Texas Flagstone help 
Wonderful site - and it's been so helpful, but perhaps too helpful in that I'm confused about what I have. I recently had a patio installed here in Austin …

Flagstone Sealant 
We have recently given our rock/stone home some new changes and need some help continuing to make our house look very nice. The rock/stone on the exterior …

Re-setting exterior flag stone 
I have a block house which, years ago, had flagstone installed on the exterior walls. Part of the flag stone on the chimney has fallen off near the ground. …

I need help Los angeles flagstone paint 
We have flagstone on our patio and in our backyard. Someone painted our house (stucco in los angeles and got paint all over the flagstone which we could …

Bill Huxhold Paint on Stone 
The painters spilled deck stain through decking and onto flagstone patio below. They pretty well soaked a ten square foot area of the flag. Would love …

Flagstone and Flaking 
Hello. I was ready to make a decision on flagstone this summer but when I started researching places to buy, I started to receive conflicting information. …

Bluestone query 
Good day. Very informative and enjoyable site. I have a problem and am hoping that you could help me. I procured a number of products for …

Hairline Crack in Piece of Flagstone used for Patio 
We just had a flagstone patio installed. I noticed that one of the pieces has a hairline crack in it. The landscaper doing the install said that this is …

small Flagstone foyer cleaning and shining 
What do I do for a flagstone foyer that has had a lot of traffic but has been keep years but want to know what I can do for a really good cleaning and …

Filling Holes in Flagstone 
I am removing a fence around my pool that is secured into flagstone. Once i remove the posts, there are small holes in the flagstone from the screws. How …

Cleaning Flagstone Denver 
How do you remove redwood stains from a flagstone patio pavement or flagstone pavement. WHEN PAINTING THE REDWOOD LATTICE, THE PAVEMENT WAS NOT COVERED …

slate patio grout cracking problem? 
Could I be just too picky? I don't do cement work and don't know but in between the stones I can see lots of hairline cracks, the guy doing the job says …

Flag Stone Polishing 
Dear Flag Stone Experts, I am a product specialist for Zoro Tools in the Chicagoland area. I have a customer looking for tools that will polish Flagstone. …

Flagstone around our pool Phoenix 
I've recently purchased a house where the previous owner did a horrible job of installing the flagstone and never really finished the job. Anyway, we …

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Flag stone cleaning 
I put the wet look stuff on my flag stone and it is peeling now. I would like to clean it all off. its the pool coping and the back wall. Any suggestions? …

irregular rough cut pennsylvania blue stone question Bought your DVD 
Hi, We bought your DVD, very helpful thank you. We are laying a 250 sq foot patio and 20 ft sidewalk over concrete, with Penn. Blue with natural irregular …

Flagstone,, Help!! Pittsburgh, PA 
Hello,, might I ask u a quick quesiton. First, I thought your website was great. I have had put in a flagstone patio in our back yard,, and I want to …

Stone yard 
Hello, please ad us to your list! We carry over 45 varietys of flagstone / ledgestone. WEST SOUND LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES 6700 BETHEL RD PORT ORCHARD, WA …

Flagstone causing rust in pool 
I am a pool service provider. I have a pool surrounded by flagstone. All the coping is flagstone. There are definite dark markings (rust) on most of the …

Flagstone on dirt 
Hi, I had a flagstone patio laid a couple years ago. The landscaper laid it on dirt, no sand or gravel. This year, we had to do some other work around …

sand or grout? 
I'm planning a 200 sq/ft patio around our small fish pond. The plan is to use 2" stone on a sand base, but I would like to grout the stones in place, …

Laying Flagstones onto concrete floor in black and white cottage 
Hi We live in a black and white cottage and about 40 years ago the previous owners dug up all of the flagstone and dotted them around the garden and …

securing overhanging flagstone face place to firepit 
I built a fire pit using stacked flagstone. Now I want to put a top plate on the overhangs and will be strong enough to stay in place if people sit on …

Finding The Right Natural Flagstone for Hydronic Heat 
Hi: I was wondering if you could answer a technical question for me about flagstone? We are building a home that is going to be using hydronic heat …

Arizona Flagstone...Siloxane sealer 
Hi Great website!! I might have missed it but I couldn't find where I could purchase this "Siloxane sealer" you mentioned. Also will this sealer …

Square flagstone on pre existing concrete 
Thank you in advance for your assistance. I am attemtpting to convince my husband that we can lay our own flagstone. We have a rough pebble/concrete …

Arizona flagstone pool coping with black spots 
We just had a pool built that has Arizona flagstone as the coping around the pool. We noticed right away that black spots were showing up. Is this normal …

Scratched flagstone 
We have a beautiful meandering path of red flagstone running through our garden. The stones are irregular and not sealed. Over the past year, various …

Flagstone patio - edging and joints 
I have a couple questions. I'm laying my first flagstone patio. I live in Austin, TX. It will be about a 400 sq ft patio with 2 inch flagstone. We …

my posts for heartland...... 
Hi David?? I'm wondering if I could edit my posts as I noticed after enjoying your site more that there are dealers advertising with you already that …

Preparation 
Hi.. First of all thank you for this very informative website. We are thinking to do about 1000 sq.ft backyard with flag stone. My question is: What …

Flagstone turned white and flaking 
We have flagstone around our pool and deck. Had a local company come out a year ago and seal the flagstone. Now the flagstone has turned white. In some …

Flaking flagstone 
We have flagstone coping and a patio around our salt water swimming pool. Several layers of stone have washed away from the patio. How can I repair these …

Cleaning granite type flagstones 
Hello. I was wondering what you believe the best type of cleaner is for cleaning granite type fieldstones. I've used muriatic acid and have not gotten …

How to remove salt crystals & then protect bluestone around salt water pool 
We have a perimeter overflow pool with bluestone coping that has water flowing over it constantly. We have had no issues with this coping as it is not …

Arizona Flagstone 
We just purchased a home in Georgetown Massachusetts. The floors are Arizona Flagstone. The house is beautiful however the flagstone appears to have …

Cleaning procedures-power washing flagstone 
Should I consider powerwashing my flagstone patio? Thanks for your consideration.

How can I move flagstone easier? 
Hello Flagstone Experts! First of all, thank you so much for your wonderful website. I've learned so much. My question involves moving stone: …

Fm: stevenmcgregor@live.com 
Hello, seeking advice around a problem with indoor flag stone that was cleaned/burned with javex, there is a lot of gum stuck to the surface, (in a bar); …

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Efflorescence video  
http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/efflorescence.html The material you are showing in this video has NOT been produced for more than 20 years ago. …

question 
what should I use to seal a flagstone walkway? Can you resist putting questions (Salt Lake) on the website and just send me answers? I do not wish to …

Flagstone Pool Deck Sealer 
What is the best flagstone pool deck sealer?

Type S Mortar (Gray or Buff) 
WHere can I find Type S Mortar (Gray or Buff)in Denver or Golden, CO? I need to patch a few places on our walkway

Tennesse Red Flagstone  
Hello, I need help!! I had a walkway and patio installed by a contractor with Tennesse Red Flagstone last spring 2010 - my problem is with the mortar …

chlorine pool flagstone 
Want to buy a house with a chlorine pool (our first one) and the pool inspection reports the flagstone was leaking. Is this a major issue?

Flagstone sun porch 
Dear David, I bought a home a couple of years ago with a flagstone porch. The windows are screen with storm windows but no insulation so it is a 3 …

Removal of White Film from Arizona Red Flagstone 
HELP!!! After laying my Arizona Red Flagstone patio 2 years ago, I applied a "Natural Stone Color Enhancer". I think I may have used too much as a white, …

White film on Arizona Red Flagstone 
Thanks for your website!! I have a beautiful Arizona Red Flagstone patio which has a white film due to the application of too much "color enhancer" for …

To seal or not to seal.... 
Hello, I don't know if you can help me, but I sure am hoping so. We put in a pond 6 months ago and purchased a palate of 2" flagstone to go around …

Toronto Flagstone Pricing 
I am a stone mason fron the Toronto area I work for a large company and think its time to go on my own.What is the pricing criteria you use. Thanks Jason …

Daryl - (to lathe, or not lathe) on Flagstone 
Bought your dvd last summer, and it was very helpful, I've reviewed it numerous times and really enjoy it. My first project was a circular sidewalk with …

Pictures of sealed "wet look" flagstone 
Here are a few pics of flagstone that was sealed with the wet look. The product is from STANDOFF. It is a color enhancer. It allows the stone to breathe …

Thank yout for this website 
Dear David, thank you very much for adding me to the flagtsone mail list. We quarry a flagstone called Solnhofen Stone in Bavaria (Germany). …

Flagstone brick veneer on concrete wall 
I want to cover my chimney, foundation, basement and retaining walls with flagstone brick giving it a rustic dry stack appearance. I envision scoring …

Stone Supplier 
Hello, My name is John. I'm the owner of a building and landscaping stone supply business here in Minnesota called Landscape Resources. What makes our …

Sealing flagstone 
I have a flagstone patio of abut 350 square feet. After sealing it with a wet-look sealer it did as you predicted, had large grey splotches where the …

Zahn Masonry 
How much mortar do I figure for grouting joints on 1050 sq. ft. patio, stone is two and three quarters of an inch thick. Average stone size is 2'-6" square. …

can you finish the flagstone to have that wet look? 
I have sealed the flagstone. Peach is the colour. I think it looks better when it is wet, as the colour is deeper. Is there a finish I can add that will …

Owner 
I ordered one copy of your installation cd. but I have not received. it I cheked my credit card history and the founds were taken of my account..

Interior stone floor sealer 
I have an interior stone floor, similar to flagstone, believe it is from either Montana or Ariz. Its laid over gypcrete, due to in floor heating. I have …

Irregular Flagstone around pool turning gray 
Hi! We have had our pool for three years and have an irregular flagstone deck around it. Noticed that some of the stones appear to be turning gray or …

WHITE LINES ON FLAGSTONE IN SWIMMING POOL 
I have a pool builder that uses flagstone instead of tile in his pools. After about 3 months a white line will build up just above the water line. How …

fireplace face 
how do i fasten 1" x 6" x 33" pa blue flagstone on a face of a gas insert direct vent unit , right now all that is around unit is drywall,

Flagstone patio around saltwater pool is flaking. 
I put a flagstone patio around my saltwater pool when I built it and it is flaking. I am worried that I may have to replace it. Is there anything that …

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YOUR PORTLAND CEMENT REQUIREMENT 
I LIVE IN GOODYEAR ARIZONA AND THE CEMENT THAT YOU RECOMMEND IS NOT AVAILABLE HERE. THE REP FROM HOLCIM SAID TO GO TO MY LOCAL SUPPLIER. IS THERE A PORTLEND …

flagstone installing................ 
Dear Sir; I am putting on a knee wall with flagstone. I watched your video and I am applying the stone on a OBS board covered with black roofing felt. …

Laying flagstone in newly poured walkway 
Good morning, I have a question about laying flagstone. I used your site extensively to lay a flagstone patio over the summer, it turned out very nice …

How do I prevent this from happening to my flagstone again? 
Over the summer I had a brick walkway removed from my driveway to the front door and it was replaced with flagstone on a new concrete base set in mortar, …

effects of cold weather on portland cement 
My husband and I are planning to have one and a half inch thick bluestone layed on an existing 30 year old poured concrete patio that is over a garage. …

paint/faux flagstone 
Hello, I have just installed several 2" thick flagstone caps (autumn blend medium) around our pool. While the lower ones look fine because I can see the …

flagstone wall 
What is the cement the mixture for the cement? Is it different than a walkway? Instead of drywall or ply wood behind the stone, What about cement board. …

cleaning flagstone 
Some petals from Azalea bushes has stained my flagstone. What is the best way to remove the stains from the Azalea bushes? Thanks.. Jana

Tree sap on Crab Orchard flagstone 
Hi-- I just had two Bradford Pear trees taken out, and now reddish-brown sap stains are all over my Crab Orchard flagstone patio and concrete driveway. …

Scratches on flagstone 
I have heard it suggested to use a wire brush or sandpaper to remove scratchs from flagstone. But would it be better to remove these by using or hiring …

help 
I just purchased a home with flagstone inside and out, and have a lot of questions. Where is your business located?

Flagstone newbie 
First, I cannot find on your website where you are located other than Colorado. Where? Is this a business that has a storefront? It would be nice to know …

Donna L, Mitchell, Property Manager, Meadowood Condominiums 
I'm interested in installing flagstone steps. My concerns are the use off de-icing products and how slippery these applications can be in wet or icey …

suggestion 
I highly recommend that you check the Better Business Bureau website (I believe it's the Houston, TX BBB) to see the sort of "customer service" Flamingo …

Repairing Flag 
Hello, I have a property I just took over maintenance on and there are numerous flagstone patios, some to the joints are cracked and some stones are …

Repairing Flag 
Hello, I have a property I just took over maintenance on and there are numerous flagstone patios, some to the joints are cracked and some stones are …

Flagstone Peeling and Chipping  
Hello, I have flagstone on a large patio and small walkway that leads to the front door that is peeling and chipping. Is there a product available that …

Removing oil from tennesse flagstone 
Before I was able to seal the flagstone oil leaked onto it. What should I use to remove this oil before i seal it??

does arizona red flagstone stain over time? 
Hi, We are planning a flagstone and gravel path in our backyard. The flagstone will sit on and ve surrounded by the gravel. We have heard that if we use …

Flagstone pool coping 
I have flagstone coping around my pool.The mortar between the pieces is starting deteriorate. What kind of fill can I use to fill in the small lines? It …

waterproofing flagstone 
Hi, i have flagstone in the floor of my shower. i initially waterproofed it with a product called Armor Seal. IT now needs redone with something better. …

advice for repairing flagstone veneer front steps 
Hello My front steps are in bad shape: several of the pieces of flagstone used as veneer have come loose and the tuckpointing has disintegrated. From …

Discoloration of Flagstone 
David - I emailed you and sent several pictures of my patio problem and you responded and said that you would ask your father. Have you done this and do …

Tile over treated wood question...again. 
Someone had the same question that I have. Can you put tile over a treated wood deck? The answer was yes, (what a relief) but you didn't go into prep detail, …

My question on different color mortar joints 
David, I posted a question on different color mortar joints on 8/12/2010 and noticed that I didn't get an answer. I tried posting a comment to this question …

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Montauk Blue Slate 
I am installing 1 " Montauk slate on a solid concrete ( 10 x4.5) pad at my front door. This area gets no sun in the winter and faces North. This is a freeze …

Is this Flagstone? 
If this is flagstone, the joints are concrete. What would be the best method of cleaning the stone and concrete grout joints. We have tried to mop with …

Different color mortar joints 
I had a flagstone patio installed and before the installer could complete the installation he ran out of cement that he got from the stone supplier and …

Will flagstone put rust into my pool 
We are building our own pool and we were think flagstone pool coping and play pad. If we do will we have rust spot in our pool, or can we stop it? …

flagstone Wetlook sealer  
It's been 18 days since I installed the flagstone is it ok to apply it now or shall I wait more time. Thank you

Cut Off Saw 
I want to do a flagstone patio and walkway. I will have to do the work weekends. I'm thinking of buying a saw like you show on the site because it will …

staining on blue stone 
I just had a lovely blue stone patio, 2 in fact, installed. My contractor used a product called "gator dust" instead of grout/cement....whatever the more …

fladstone patio 
What can i use to waterproof my patio and what can i use to help bring out my flagstone patio?

keeping it cool 
Any special type of flagstone that is cooler than others? We get customers asking about flagstone retaining heat. Is there a sealing product that would …

Great site, helpful videos, and links to other sites 
I'm going to install flagstone in my backyard - not the entire backyard but an area under our deck and at the fence entrance to our back yard. So I'm …

How much cement to buy? 
We purchased the flagstone installation DVD and it has been very helpful. I will purchase the Holcim cement this afternoon on my way home from work. …

Colored mortar formula 
We have adquire a buff flagstone from a Masonville, CO quary. We plan to set the flagstone on concrete using portland cement using your techniques. We …

brick mailbox 
My mailbox was hit by a car. I need an estimate for a brick mailbox. Thanks

Colorado Rose Flagstone joint repair (on concrete pad) 
My front walkway is in need of some repair. The walkway is Colorado Rose Flagstone, on a concrete pad. The walkway continues to a flagstone portico at …

Concrete Cracked and Not level 
I have a concrete slab that I want to put a Flagstone Patio on top of it. I have noticed that the concrete has a large crack in the middle that was caused …

pressure washing damage to flagstone??? 
Hi, I have attached 3 pics, the first is of an area that looks OK with the sealer applied, the next 2 have the rings on the stone perimeter. I think …

Shine on flagstones 
Hi, David: Is there a product that I can put on outdoor limestone flagstone to make it look wet? The stone looks so much better that way, but I read …

WE ARE THE EXPERTS ON FLAG STONE EXPORTS. 
GOOD DAY DEAR SIR/MADAM. MY SELF THIS IS MANSOOR FROM INDIA. WE ARE THE EXPORTERS OF SOUTH INDIAN LIME STONES. NOW A DAYS WE ARE EXPORTING FLAG …

Blue Stone over covered concrete porch-2 years old 
What mortar should I use to do a fat bed- S or N or portland - sand mix? I want to adjust for various thicknesses of the dimensional blue stone. Should …

flagstone mat on decompossed granite walkway 
the home i purchased several months ago has flagstone mat on decomposed granite with dirt placed in the joints (walkway) the stones are thin and several …

waterproof a flagstone deck 
I have a flagstone deck that was installed over a a concrete floor base which was coated with a waterproof membrane. The deck leaks out weep holes which …

Flagstone Sealer (Prosoco) questions 
David, You recommended Prosoco to me in a previous email, I went to their site and I wanted to ask a few more questions please, 1. when you say Prosoco …

flagstone discoloration from pressure washing? 
Hi-- I had a flagstone patio laid on 4" fiber reinforced slab (regular cut). the mason used a water based sealer. half of the patio turned out perfect, …

efflorescence 
What is a good product to clean efflorescence off flagstone? The flagstone has been previously sealed. Thanks

Frustrated with red breeze making a mess after a rain on a flagstone patio 
I just had installed a dry red flagstone patio. The flagstone was installed dry over red breeze with red breeze between the stones. The trouble I am having …

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Patio 
Hi there, love your site. Question, Can I use cement to fill in the joints when placing the flagstone over Gravel / Sand?

DVD 
My name is Marcus and I am re-doing a flagstone walkway for my Eagle Project. I spoke with Mike Lockwood at Campstone and he mentioned your website for …

arizona sandstone buff 
what do you recommend for a sealent. we had the floor installed throughout the house including the kitchen and am having a problem keeping it stain free. …

Glossy FlagStone? 
I see some photos of Flagstone with a glossy shine to it. Is that because its wet? Or is there a shine to the stone somehow? I can be emailed at …

brown spots on my flagstone 
The flagstone was beautiful, but after completion of my patio, I noticed brown spots all over it. I can't get them up, what do I try or do???? I'm thinking …

Flagstone facing? 
We are wanting to make two flagstone pillars but are wondering if there is a way to do them at a lesser price, more specifically will a flagstone facing? …

Flagstone steps 
A landscaping company placed irregular flagstone as steps up the side of my house using concrete blocks as risers. It looks terrible! I want to add some …

Cleaning flagstone with Clorox 
I used full strength Clorox to clean my flagstone but it did NOT work, to my shock. I scrubbed it on but I just seem to have scrubbed the dirt back and …

Flagstone over Waterproof Membrane 
I have a 400 SF "deck" that is precast concrete with a topping slab and an exposed abrasive resistant waterproof membrane, all over conditioned living …

Redwood trees are staining my flagstone patio 
We just finished a backyard remodel a month ago and now our redwood trees are dropping brown/purple sap that seems to be staining the Ct. Blue stone flagstone …

flagstone rust 
We recently had a driveway redone with flagstone borders. When it rains or the driveway gets wet, the flagstone (especially those that are red or have …

tuckpointing flagstone 
Hi, we live in denver and need our current patio (laid in concrete I think)tuckpointed. I see from your website that you are the experts and I've gotten …

Does Flagstone color fade over time? 
We've just spent a fortune on laying a patio/driveway with flagstone and the color of the stones is dark grey, quite a bit darker than we would like. …

sealer peeling off flagstone 
hi there, I have a flagstone patio that was sealed about four years ago. I want to seal it again as some of the shine has wore off. The old sealer in …

modifying an existing flagstone walkway 
Hi! and thank you for reviewing my 'issue'! My (new) house sports a flagstone over concrete (4") front walkway. Unfortunately, the grading in the front …

Is there ACID BURN on this Pa. bluestone?  
/Users/evans/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Modified/2010/Apr 25, 2010/IMG_7695_2.JPG A PHOTO should be here! If not, I'll try sending photo again. A month …

flagstone with grass between the joints 
Do you think it's a good idea to put grass between your flagstone as a pool decking? Would that be a little too much or would it be better to mortar the …

Sand in Joints 
We have flagstone laid on decomposed granite, and the granite washes away too easily, so the joints are now deep ruts after three years. We had to have …

Cleaning Arizona flagstone 
Black paint on rose colored arizona flagstone: Would like to clean rather than replace. Any suggestions?

Quickrete vs Mixing Cement/Sand yourself 
In your directions you recommend making your own concrete mix (cement and sand). Can you use Quickrete Redimix instead??

when pouring concrete can you lay natural flagstone? 
We are puting in a 12x24 patio. We have a gravel base and pouring roughly 3" of concrete. Question is while the cement is soft enough can you lay the natural …

Type S mortar to tuck? 
I bought your video and I felt like it really set me up well for the project. The stone is almost cut and I am getting ready for the mud work. The mortar …

Denver: front porch, stairs 
Hi, I live in Denver and am thinking about covering our existing concrete front porch (more like a landing) and walkway with flagstone. Do you still …

white efflorescence covers just installed bluestone patio 
APRil 13, 2010 Our contractor just installed a dimensional Pa. bluestone patio over the 1960 cement patio. It is mortared under and between stones . …

flagstone around pool 
I have flagstone around my pool area and its starting to flake off. What should i use to fix it and what sealer type? Thank you

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shiny flagstone 
Hi I was wondering how to make a flagstone walkway shiny? 3 years ago I tried a product that a store recommended and the flagstone turned white as well …

Does my flagstone Need to be re-sealed? 
Hi, I have a contractor putting in an extension on our flagstone patio, and he will be sealing the whole thing to give it a more unified look. At the …

HELP !! SEALING A FLAGSTONE PATIO 
When we moved into our house, we put in a flagstone patio ourselves. The booklet from the wholesale supply where we bought the stone and materials said …

flagstone patio 
We had a beautiful flagstone patio laid in concrete in 2006. We wish we had been told to put a water repellant on it. We have a lot of spalling or water …

removal of paint from flat stone 
I used flat stone floor for my patio, I painted it last year and now it is warping. What can I use to remove the paint completely and what kind of paint …

My Flagstone Pool Coping is Flaking 
I have a flagstone coping and it continously flakes. How to do I prevent this from reoccurring?

flagstones on slight incline 
How should we install flagstones on a slight incline that borders a garden? There are 10 good-sized pieces that we want to place so they won't slip or …

tiling over flagstone 
Can you tile over flagstone? Any special instructions?

Dan Hanley Design Services 
Great video... very helpful. Sakrete offers a sand mix cement for bedding and for grouting flagstone. Have you tried it? I am thinking about using it …

filling the gaps in flagstone 
i'm starting my flagstone patio in 4 days. i have a 4 inch sand base. im looking for something to sweep in the gaps and just add water. what about sweeping …

flagstone vs. cement for walkway 
Elderly parents have cement walkway with 2 steps, goes to porch. It is crumbling, it needs replacing. Is flagstone as safe as cement for someone using …

White stuff (like lime) comming up from my Flaggstone patio after rain 
About 5 years ago a friend helped me install a flagstone deck around my pool, after the rain there is a white substance that looks like powder or scaling …

Flagstone over existing slab with expansion joints in place 
I bought the DVD and found it helpful, but I did not see this addressed in the video or on this site. I have a 650 sq ft project in mind. The slab is …

wet construction flagstone patio 
I want to lay a flagstone patio 20x20 on soil but I want it permanent. Should a lay concrete down first and then set the stone or set it in mortar and …

Flagstone over plyboard 
Could I use Dura-Rock Instead of meal lath and Black Paper over 3/4 Plyboard to lay Flagstone

Is there an alternative to rock salt to remove ice from flagstone? 
Hi, We just had a new flagstone walk installed at our home in Cincinnati. After it was installed we were told to never put rock salt on the walk, as …

fireplace face 
Going to build a fireplace in my house this summer and am researching the face.I have a mason that is going to build the firebox and the required blockwork.The …

Black spots appearing on newly installed flagstone 
Are black spots that appear after pressure washing the newly installed flagstone normal to appear.Is there anything that can be done to remove them.We …

Wet Joints on Flagstone Patio 
We had a flagstone patio installed about a month ago - in late December concrete slab with the stones mortared on top. For the most part, we are …

can you put flagstone on plywood floors inside a house 
we recently put ceder siding inside our den and my wife wants to put flagstone on the floor our floors are plywood will it hold it. …

Flagstone cleaning/sealing 
We have flagstone (type unknown) which is light tan in color and has gotten discolored and also has a lot of white streaks which won't brush off. Bleach …

White haze on new Arizona Buff Flagstone Patio 
Our landscaper just installed an addition onto our patio. We used AZ Buff Flagstone set in concrete. Even though he has acid washed and power washed …

Bluestone 
Just a comment, as a Pennsylvania Bluestone quarrier and dealer for many years I would be remiss in not mentioning that Bluestone is a Sandstone not, …

Ace Pallets, Inc. Re: Pallet Quotes 
Hi, my name is Roger Torres. I run Ace Pallets, Inc. and I would like to have a few minutes of your time to discuss pallet prices. You can call me at 623-341-7637 …

Laying stone on freshly poured concrete 
Is it feasible to lay the flagstone on the concrete just after it has been poured? Thanks for your help. You have a great website and service. DE

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laying quartzite stone 
I just purchased your video on laying flagstone, and I would like to know if laying the stone quartz would be the same ? as I believe quartz is a harder …

scratches on flagstone 
Hello, I have some beautiful flagstone steps that someone recently used a rake on to get leaves off. Now they are badly scratched. What to do? Thank …

Sand base or crushed limestone (pea stone) in Miami Florida? 
We're replacing our poured concrete walkways with an irregular shaped flagstone walkway. I've read different installation instructions and am unsure which …

do i need to seal a flagstone hearth? 
Put in a flagstone hearth for a corn burner. Wall and floor. Do i need to seal the stone or can it remain in it's natural state?

Flagstone Vanity 
we are using a slab of flagstone for a vanity top.. we have the holes drilled for the vessel sink and the faucet. my question: how should we seal it …

flagstone pillar 
Have finished one pillar gate post with 1" flagstone. The post is made of 8" block. The stone looks great when wet, but it has a grey chalk look when dry. …

flagstone 
how do i get the disclororation (brown) off of blue flagstone?

Grouting stone laid in sand 
First, I purchased and watched your Flagstone video in preparation for laying my flagstone patio. Very helpful! Now my question. Can flagstone that …

What is flagstone? 
You recommend using Siloxane PD for sealing your flagstone but when I look at the Prosoco site, they say DO NOT USE Siloxane on limestone but is OK on …

Wendy West 
We have a listing for LW Flagstone, and was wondering, could we add information to that listing? We have a website now, and would like to add that. …

Flagstone Wall 
Hi, I had worked with flagstone for the first time last year, I installed the walls for our inside fireplace, I put up the cement board & metal lath, mixed …

Laying a flagstone patio over two different surfaces 
I'm installing a flagstone patio to replace an old concrete one that's about 8 inches + thick. The old patio butts up against my back door and runs 20 …

Flagstone Mats on thin-set concrete. 
Should I seal this deck? We have a 1300 sqft elevated deck with flagstone mats. We did a thinset concrete over an impermeable membrane on 2 layers …

Laying flagstone on concrete steps 
We want to lay flagstone on a concrete patio and a set of wide garden concrete stairs. How difficult is it to do the stairs? What do we do on the overhanging …

Pres. HFBuilders 
Is Pennsylvania bluestone suitable for kitchens? Will proper sealer really prevent greasy spots from occurring?

help with finishing without pulling up patio 
was wondering how to fill in joint of flagstone patio that was just laid on sand but not finished and we want portland between joints not sand

Flagstone on cement Question 
Instead of mixing sand and Portland cement, can one purchase and already mix mortar? Just add water... Is there also an acrylic mortar mix that one can …

sealing exterior flagstone on a fire pit 
We recently had a contractor build a firepit with ledger stone sides and flagastone cap around top. We used Arizona buff and overall seems pale in color. …

Sealing Flagstone 
Hi we have about 4000 sq. ft. of flagstone that needs to be sealed. I have two estimates similar if price. What should i look for in the estimates …

Top layer sluffing off 
I had flagstone installed around a new inground pool. The top layer of the stone tends to "sluff" off, especially when it rains but not limited to wet …

portland cement haze on flagstone 
Just redid our front steps using tips from your site. Very helpful, thanks. How do I get rid of the haze on the stones. Its gone when they are wet, …

Flagstone Question ?? 
Mr. David and Mr. Hans, First of all I want to take the time to write to you in appreciation of your time spent on your extremely helpful website. …

Tennessee B & G - turned gold where mortar did not touch it 
we had porch installed with Tenn B&G from reputable supplier. the job was a 3 day installation. for some reason the work done day 1 has turned yellowish-gold …

Need advice 
I reset my flagstone walkway two years ago. The stones are set in a mortar bed on top of an existing concrete walkway. Everything has been fine but the …

Flagstone driveway 
Do you reccomend using Flagstone for a driveway? Can it with stand the wieght of vehicles.

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Prosoco stone sealer 
I live in Aurora Colorado and want to know where I can purchase Siloxane Weather sealer for flagstone?

flagstone patio and walkway repair 
Our house is 16 years old...it was 10 old when we bought it. It is almost completely surrounded by wide, long flagstone walkways and a huge flagstone …

50 year old slate patio 
How to update an 50 year old gray slate patio?

Flagstone peeling away and the pool is not even finished 
We are in the process of building our pool. We chose a flagstone coping around the pool which has been in place for about a week. Today we noticed that …

re: estimate for patio? 
Hi, I would like your company to do our patio and walk way. please call me at 303-550-2607 Len Thank you.

What can be done about a scratch on a large flagstone piece 
Hi, I am laying down a large flagstone patio and one of my helpers accidentally scratched the surface of the biggest piece (which is extremly heavy). …

how to remove residual sealer 
My husband sealed our flagstone yesterday. We think that he used too much sealer because there is a residual white film on the stone. Is there a product …

Flagstone on top of outdoor tile 
I have a patio that is now tile on concrete. Can I install flagstone on top of the tile? I am trying to avoid cracking out all of the tile.

Sealing flagstone? 
I just had MD Supreme flagstone put on top of our concrete porch. What are the pros/cons of sealing it? Also, If I do seal it, do I seal only the mortor …

Request a general "ballpark" estimate on brick mailbox project 
Hello Hans and David! I live in Snellville, Georgia 30078, and would like to know generally what the ballpark cost is for either a 1) do-it-yourself, …

cement type 
Your video stipulates the use of type 1-2 portland cement for use in laying flagstone on a patio. My dealer delivered type 2 portland cement. Is this a …

Flagstone Re-do 
Where can I purchase Siloxane Sealer? We have just dismantled and reset a 53 yr old 10 x 24 sq. ft. flagstone patio and would like to apply a wet look …

Flagstone joints 
I'm installing an irregular flag on top of my patio. How large should the joints be and what should I fill them with? If I fill with cement, won't this …

how do I make my own flagstone? 
How do I make flagstone myself? Thank you.

Damp proofing over Flagstone with transparent dpm. 
I have recently unveiled flagstone under a carpet. I wish to retain them but i suspect they are sitting straight onto natural ground. Can i apply transparent …

We have a problem and need help 
we built a pool in our yard, paid a lot for it, has a lot of flagstone, wall above and below, fireplace, ...; the problem is that we have a flagstone waterline …

Repointing of existing flagstone front proch 
I have an existing flagstone front porch and walkway. The flagstone itself is in good shape and has a good pitch to it. However, the pointing between …

Concrete slab vs. sang for installing flagstone walkway 
We have had varying opinions as to the best installation method for an Arizone flagstone walkway; on a concrete slab using mortar or on a base of sand …

sealing flagstone 
Is there anything that you can seal flagstone with that will give it that wet shiny look without bringing out the grey blotches? Does Siloxane give it …

a do it yourselfer 
I purchased your video and i'm anxious to get started. I have an existing flagstone patio that has seen better days. I was able to remove all of the stone …

Will the sun fade a dark flagstone 
We are looking at putting flagstone in our front entrance and the contractor has shown us a dark flagstone which he claims will fade with the sun within …

Natural Flagstone Driveway 
I live in central Florida and had natural flagstone laid over my concrete driveway three years ago. It looks great, but now some of the cement is chipping …

Flagstone Flakes off 
I had Flagstone installed and it is chipping and breaking past two years. The chips get in pool and make a mess. Do you have a way to coat the Flagstone …

Flagstone - reuse or sell used 
Hi, I live in NW suburbs of Chicago. I currently am redoing my 50 year old flagstone patio. It will be done in stamped concrete. My choice so far anyway. …

Flagstone Over Existing Concrete 
Is it a problem to lay flagstone over a concrete patio?Do we need to put down something on top of it before laying the flagstone? Or can we just start …

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Cleaning old stone 
Hi, We have purchased a home built in the 60's that has a flagstone front hall and the kitchen is flagstone. We are remolding the kitchen and I thougt …

Getting posted on your site 
I run a Natural Stone supply yard in Ft. Wayne Indian that I would like to have listed on your website. Please contact me with the info required for …

Flagstone with Grass Joints 
Bottom Line Up Front: I want to make some flagstone walkways and patios with grass joints. 1. Do I need to lay sand or use top soil? 2. If I need …

What about climate? 
I have found a fabulous source of beautiful flat stones in my village and I would like to pave my patio with them. I love your how-to instructions, …

Hans and David, Thanks!!! 
Hans, I rented your how to video online for building my brick mailbox. I had never done any brickwork before in my life, but I was able to pull it …

flagstone swale construction 
I have a drainage issue in my backyard that I have tried to correct by constructing a swale measuring 2' x 25'. I lined the swale with river rock but was …

Freeze Thaw question -Great Video Guys 
Good Afternoon, I recently purchased and watched your video laying flagstone Patios. I own a small landscape company in the St. Louis area and I am …

cleaning Arizona flagstone 
My Arizona light tan Flagstone patio appears very dirty - I have tried power washing it or even using household bleach - (some of the "dirt" is really …

Flagstone Joints 
I have a flagstone patio that is five years old. It was installed by the landscaper who did the rest of our yard, supposedly with 35 years of experience. …

old farmhouse flagstone foundation 
I have a old farmhouse and water is getting under the house through the loose stone. How can I fix that problemm, and should I also put in some vents …

Installation Estimate 
I live in Brighton, CO and want to have a flagstone walkway installed on the side of the house leading to the patio in the backyard along with one flagstone …

Chocolate Walapais flagstone 
Will the flagstone cleaner your recommend remove the lovely plant "fossils" on our Walapais flagstone? The designs are on the surface and look beautiful. …

Flagstone in Sand 
I am going to install a flagstone patio (11'X 12') in sand. I want to fill the gaps between the stones with concrete instead of sand to avoid weeds. …

Seal of my new Flagstone Patio!!!!! 
I just had a 12 X 14 foot patio done with new Arizona Rose flagstone. The guys did a great job laying stone and I really liked the natural color. I debated …

How deep do you set the flagstone in sand base 
I'm going to use 2 inch flagstone to lay a new patio. How deep do you set the flagstone into the sand? I have mostly a clay foundation but will add a …

damage to flagstone walk by rock salt 
How do I repair the damage caused by rock salt thrown on the walkway. It has discolored the stone with patches of white. Thank you so much.

flagstone porch and walkway 
we recently had flagstone placed over an existing porch and walkway...i am not happy with the color...when dry it is very pastel and light...when wet …

Covering cement steps w/flagstone or slate 
Hi Hans: My home bulit 1907(portland ore) I have cement steps (4) going up to front porch which is wooden (5 x 5). Last winter lots of ice on cement …

Flagstone Patio / Pathway problems 
Great web site: the Questions have been helpful however I didn't see an answer to the question below: The flagstone was laid in Deco base and sand …

flag pathway 
Hi, I plan on laying about 6 or 8 large pices of 1 1/2 in. flag for a walkway leading to my shop. Each piece will weigh around 150 to 200 lbs. I don't …

Disintegrating Flagstone 
I just received a load of flagstone from a Tennessee quarry, and it was covered in a residue from the stone. It looked like dry mortar. We rinsed it …

flagstone over old concrete 
I have a partially covered 8 x 12 porch. I tore off the old indoor/outdoor carpeting and the concrete is damaged in spots where the rug came up. Is there …

Flagstone flaking 
I have Flagstone coping around the pool. It flakes a lot, is that normal

Lough Flagstones 
Dear Sirs I have just had laid 75 metres of flags stones; Living room, Kitchen and Bathroom. I'd like to seal them, but I'm unsure of what productto …

Salt Water pools and Flagstone. 
I have been asked this question a few times on Salt Water Pools and Flagstone. Would just sealing the flag be enough protection to keep the flagstone safe …

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Driveway Base 
Is it possible to install flagstone over gravel/roadbase or must concrete be used? This is a cabin in Wyoming (sever weather/snow) & want results to be …

20 x 20 Concrete Patio 
Hi, i have a small(20x20)concrete patio, full of cracks and looks terrible. I want to put some natural stones on top of the existing concrete. What kind …

Flagstone Around a Pool 
We have a new pool. The PB put flagstone around the pool and we were told to seal it. We used the Quikrete Wet Look High Gloss Sealer from Lowe's and …

How thick should my concrete base be for my flagstone patio? 
We're going to be laying a flagstone patio area in our backyard. I feel confident in all aspects except one, our concrete base. I have read online that …

coloring flagstone 
Is it possible to successfully stain or color flagstone? Ours is a light pink and we'd like to change the color to grey. we're prepared to restain/paint …

water damage to flagstone 
I have heard different opinions as to weather one should seal flagstone. My flagstone is weathering after several years because of water and I am inclined …

water damage to flagstone 
I have heard different opinions as to weather one should seal flagstone. My flagstone is weathering after several years because of water and I am inclined …

problem with stone 
We had a flagstone patio installed in our yard about 10 years ago and we have developed a problem that has gotten worse over the past 5 years. It was …

Flagstone removal 
I have flagstone on the floor to my door entrances. I need to remove it so i can put down laminate flooring. My question is what is the easiest way to …

Flagstone removal 
I have flagstone on the floor to my door entrances. I need to remove it so i can put down laminate flooring. My question is what is the easiest way to …

Gouges in flagstone front porch and steps 
We just had flagstone installed over our concrete front porch and stairs. While the stone looks beautiful in general, there are lots of gouges and scratches …

Gouges in flagstone front porch and steps 
We just had flagstone installed over our concrete front porch and stairs. While the stone looks beautiful in general, there are lots of gouges and scratches …

Stone Finish 
My home has flagstone that has 2 probems. 1. The stone appears to have a white or hassy finish. 2. It looks like someone has powerwashed the stone …

Can we install flagstone over existing brick pathway? 
Hi We have a problem. A few years ago, I decided to tear out the very old concrete sidewalk leading from the front gate to the garage in the back, stopping …

Can we install flagstone over existing brick pathway? 
Hi We have a problem. A few years ago, I decided to tear out the very old concrete sidewalk leading from the front gate to the garage in the back, stopping …

Can we install flagstone over existing brick pathway? 
Hi We have a problem. A few years ago, I decided to tear out the very old concrete sidewalk leading from the front gate to the garage in the back, stopping …

Sealer? 
We live in Arizona and are installing about 1000 sq. ft. should it be sealed? It's a natural rock...why would it need it? thanks in advance.

Flagstone coping around swimming pool 
When we built our pool 2 years ago we decided to use flagstone for the coping that goes approx 2 inches into the water. We have a salt water pool system. …

Cleaning Arizona Flagstone 
Can you reccommend a cleaning solution to remove black stains caused by wolly tyme plants; the 600 detergent sounds too strong for me to use. Best regards, …

Hubby's home improvement project went really wrong!!! 
Hi, My husband and his friend decided to put a flagstone patio in on a side of the house where grass would not grow. Thinking that they knew what they …

Rust on Flagstone 
Hello Hans, I recently installed a flagstone patio and walkway in my yard. The stone is blue/gray color and has a fast absorbtion rate. It is not …

Laying flagstone over existing concrete patio-need to expand patio? 
I have 2 contractors telling me different things. I have an exsisting 9 x 22 concrete patio in good shape. We want to overlay it w/ flagstone and expand …

Flagstone Risers on Patio 
Our porch is curved and 4 inches higher than the rest of the patio....how can we do the curved risers of flagstone?

Flagstone Patio in Denver with Polymeric Sand 
We live in central Denver and we are laying a 500 sq. ft. flagstone patio that abuts our house on top of a concrete pad. We have ordered your video to …

Bathroom Renovation 
Hi went to purchase flagstone for hall and small bathroom floor, but the guy I was buying from said its not possible it would be to hard to lay on solid …

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Texas Mix Flagstone 
We are building a new home for the first time and the builders put Hardy Plank siding on the top half of the one story house with a 2 by 4 tilted down …

Painting flagstone 
We just purchased a home. It has a flagstone porch. Some of the stones are too red for me. Is there any thing I can put on them to change the color. We …

sand and concrete mix 
Hans, I just ordered your book and am looking forward to reading it. I am undertaking a flagstone project this year in my backyard where I will be covering …

REMOVING SEALER 
We sealed our flagstone patio yesterday and now some areas have white patches on the stones. It can be removed by scrubbing with a steel brush but we don't …

Flagstone sealing 
We have an 8" flagstone ledge around our inground spa (done about 2 months ago). Should this flagstone be sealed? We also have that faux stone siding …

Cut versus natural edge on steps 
I am having flagstone laid on an entry way slab to my house. The slab is about a 4-inch step-up from the a stamped concrete walkway. The installers asked …

Hairline cracks in my mortor between Flagstone 
Hi, First I want to thank you for taking the time to review this question. Thank you! I'm finishing up a flagstone project here in Tucson, Arizona. …

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