Installation:  Manufactured Stone
Birmingham
(205) 323-1560
Hoover
(205) 408-4284
Pell City
(205) 338-9590
Cullman
(256) 739-7004
Tuscaloosa
(205) 343-7449
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Mortar Joint Techniques for Stone:
Dry-Stack Joint
Dry-stack joint stonework is accomplished by “dry” fitting each stone prior to installation. Each piece can be laid with virtually no joint. Even though you’ve used mortar to set the stone to the surface, when complete, the finished look will appear as though no mortar was used to install the stone. The intent of a dry-stack look is a tightly stacked stone appearance.
A standard joint (raked) is achieved by laying each stone roughly one finger width apart from each other, then grouting between each stone. The semi-dry mortar is later “raked” with a variety of tools ultimately achieving a consistent depth and giving it that distinctive raked out look.
Standard Joint
Overgrout Joint
Overgrout, an increasingly popular way to achieve an old-world look, is sometimes referred to as a sack finish. Today, trowels, tuck pointers - even fingers - are used to achieve the overgrouted or sacked look. This technique tends to make the stonework appear rustic and aged. The grout overlaps the face of the stone, widening the joints and making them very irregular.
Birmingham
(205)323-1560
2201 24th Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35234
M-F 7-5, Sat 7-12
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Hoover - Showroom Only
(205)408-4284
2800 Greystone
Commercial Blvd, Ste 3C
Hoover, AL 35242
M-F 9-5
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Pell City
(205)338-9590
1606 Martin St South
Pell City, AL 35125
M-F 7-5, Sat 7-12
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Cullman
(256)739-7004
101 Training Center Dr
Cullman, AL 35057
M-F 7-4
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Tuscaloosa
(205)343-7449
6801 Hwy 82 East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
M-F 7-5, Sat 7-12
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