laying stones in garden winter

Laying natural stone paving in the winter can be hit and miss.  We have already discussed the need to use waterproofers and sheets with natural stone paving to minimise the effects of frost.  The recent cold spell which is expected to last for a couple of weeks is a bit different and you should be cautious about laying Indian sandstone in these sort of conditions.  There is a very high chance that the mortar can fail even if you use a frost proofer.  I spoke to an experienced builder today and he would not lay bricks or Indian sandstone when the temperature is consistently below zero.  When the temperature does drop below zero the gloves are off.  So take extra precautions particularly with sawn sandstone.

By London Stone Blog | Published 30th November 2010
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