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Protecting new patio from rain until I can point it?

Postby Craigus88 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:34 pm

Afternoon all

Hopefully a very simple question but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere on forums or Google

I have started laying an Indian sandstone patio over the last few days. Full mortar bed. It has had a good few days to dry out in the recent warm weather

However I haven't pointed it yet as still a few slabs to go down and probably won't get round to it until next week

My question is, do I need to cover it to protect from rain until pointing has been completed? Bit of a faff covering/uncovering but I'll be gutted if it affects what I've done so far

I'm thinking mortar should be dry, therefore no impact but wondered if I'm missing a trick? Any advice much appreciated
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 pm

Hi craigus88
Doesn't matter which way you proceed you will need the top face of the slabs to be dry or your pointing material will stain the surface.
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