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. I would like to install a steel gate and need to know if I can drill into the flagstone to anchor the gate?

Comments for Drilling Flagstone pavers for a gate

Click here to add your own comments

Retired builder NEW
by: Jim Rueger

Flagstone is not a structurally strong material and will fracture if excessive pressure is applied by an expansion type fastener. Try to drill thru the flagstone and into the substrate material, then use a fastener that is appropriate for the substrate i.e.; "block"-expansion type, "wood"-lag bolt or heavy screw. If you want this gate to last for many years, make sure you have adequate backing behind or under your flagstone.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Flagstone Question.