/ Glueing Masonry
obviosly you could spend a fortune and get a stone mason out however if all your after is a quick fix just head to any builder merchants ie keyline travis perkins,jewson, B and q at last resort.
then buy grab adhesive, comes in many different names like sticks like shit or no nails,
and use it in a silicone gun and itll be fine I have done this many times, I have even stuck my stone steps back down using this method and had no trouble in 2 years.
hope this helps
Dust off the loose surface with a brush then waterproof woodglue or 5min epoxy back in place. Support it while the glue dries/cures. Pretty much any mildly gap filling waterproof glue will do the trick wile you still have two closely matched mating surfaces. Once it's covered in thick builders grab adhesive the gap won't close up properly, you'll be left with a seam.
You could also try epoxy putty, which is strong enough in its own right to repair chipped stone steps (and to build up the pommels of DIY leashless ice axes http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=202035 )
To be honest with you Araldite is pretty convincing for this. Was using something very similar in France on a restoration job in earlier this year to good effect.
sorry **coat grabbed**
have to agree here. no nails products have their place but IMHO aren't great for stone/masonry.
> two closely matched mating surfaces.
> have to agree here. no nails products have their place but IMHO aren't great for stone/masonry.
In France they have " Ni Clou" it's a french version of No Mails,it's like all french glue, it's crap, my better half uses it to stick plastic angle bead to melamine board, it seemed to work but it didn't need much to dislodge it.lol
Yea gripfill <or is it gripfix?> I used this to repair a reconstructed stone bay window that blew its rusty rebars. Still good today and it was 15 years ago! Comes in a green and white mastic tube. Builders merchants, bout a fiver IIRC
Just to note PVA will not work, it will fail when it gets damp. PVA is commonly suggested to so many things to which it is not suitable!
I'd suggest epoxy with a couple of stainless steel dowels, i.e. drill a 4mm/5mm hole in each piece and glue together with a stainless steel bar in the holes.
Araldite and a couple of SS bolts sounds like the most permanent option to me.
Its about 6"x2"x1" in size.
I take it that's not re the chunk size? Evo-stik (Bostik) 'Seriously Strong Stuff' will hold. Very, very strong grad adhesive
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