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smooth flagstone coping edge?

Posted by lbphathead19 (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 2:22

Just wondering what most have seen. Where the flagstone coping meets the concrete deck do most PB make it smooth or keep it more naturally jagged. I think if they make it smooth it will look too unnatural. what does everyone think.


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RE: smooth flagstone coping edge?

I prefer the clean look of cut edging. The jaggedness looks unfinished to me and can double the length of the expansion joint needed where it meets a concrete deck.


RE: smooth flagstone coping edge?

Thanks for the input. Another question, what is the typical product used for that expansion joint. It should be flexible, right?

RE: smooth flagstone coping edge?

There are a number of self leveling caulks that are made for this. The mason often does this with his preferred choice in the color of your choice. It comes in 3 or 4 colors, depending on the brand used.

Some PBs will set and leave a tear away foam form to separate the coping from a poured deck. This may last a short time but it needs to be replaced before it deteriorates and starts letting water penetrate.


RE: smooth flagstone coping edge?

i just spoke with my PB he said he uses a masic that will stay flexible, called decko seal. He also recommended that I take the edges of the flagstone, he said it gives it a more "finished" look.

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