Which mortar for stone walls?

Do stone walls need a special type of mortar?

Asked by Everson on 10th Sep 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes, the mix i usually use is :- Stone dust, sand ,hydrated lime ,and a little cement. The Cement is only used to send it off quickly, so not always necessary… Thanks hope this helps… Joe (Stonemason)"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"What stone are you using for your wall and is the wall internal or external"
Answered on 13th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Stone walls would mainly use lime mortar for its structural qualities"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"Lime mortar is better for stone walling as it breathes"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"Sandstone walling will require natural lime mortar."
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"i would suggest a lime based mortar but depends on other considerations"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
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