Placing a Large Stone

Using spacer sticks in masonry repair

Using spacer sticks to place large stone

This repair involved three large heavy stones. Mortar is used to keep stones apart more than it is to stick them together. When working with heavy stones, we use spacer sticks to prevent the weight from expelling all the mortar. Once the mortar has set up, the spacers are removed and additional mortar is used to fill those voids.