Creating the Border with black belgian block
Photo: Russell Kaye
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Creating the Border

Starting at one corner, the crew bedded black Belgian blocks vertically, in what is called the "sailor" position. Each stone was set in a couple inches of an 8:1 mix of stone dust and portland cement, which is flexible enough to handle freeze-thaw cycles. A few whacks with a rubber mallet adjusted the stone's depth to the mason's line.
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