Flagstone Peeling and Chipping

by Gloria
(Sierra Vista, AZ USA)

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 will prevent or reduce flagstone peeling and chipping? And, what product do you recommend to seal cracks in flagstone and mortar?



Thank you,
Gloria

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Chip on stone NEW
by: Anonymous

I have flagstone all around my pool & we have sealed it twice already it it continues to chip sound the pool more what can I do to prevent it it's messing up my pool all chips go into it we r from Rio grande city to

On Flagstone damage NEW
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flagstone peeling
by: L Berry

Hello,
We have flagstone, only two years old. After the first year some of the stone started peeling. When you hose it off, little layers might peel off. They are small to large pieces and we don't have a pool. We live in Arizona...could that be the problem? There is no one area; we have an entire backyard, front with steps and side yard done in flagstone. Is it poor quality flagstone?

Peeling flagstone
by: RC

I have a problem with flagstone around an indoor pool. Approx. 15 yrs old. Where the water (4' from edge) splashes from the pool the flagstone is devasted. It looks like slate the way its peeled, in some areas 3/8"- 1/2" deep. Homeowener
wants to know why.

Peeling flagstone
by: RC

I have a problem with flagstone around an indoor pool. Approx. 15 yrs old. Where the water (4' from edge) splashes from the pool the flagstone is devasted. It looks like slate the way its peeled, in some areas 3/8"- 1/2" deep. Homeowener
wants to know why.

shouldn't peel
by: David

Dear Gloria,

You shouldn't have peeling or chipping from your stone. It happens around pools because the chemicals from the pools wears the stone down.

Poor quality stone will chip or peel and if that's the case, then you'll have to replace the stone. We've received poor, flaking stone before, but we had to send it back.

Cracking in the stone and joints happens from settling or bentonite. You have to cut out the joints and retuck them. The stone can be replaced, but you'll probably get the same cracks again because that's where the settling on the earth is happening.

I hope that helps you out.

Great luck!

David

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