first and foremost thanks for the help :)
I am in the process of redoing my porch and I have hit a road bump along the way. I am planning on laying real thick stone (as seen here) on the porch floor.
I was going to attempt the job my self when I realized that the porch is not level. Its not sloping away from the house, its more "level and slopes toward the house" Nothing crazy and it varies about .25 - .5 of a inch). This needs to be fixed as the porch should slighty slope away from the house.
After talking to a few contractors I was basically given the following advice:
- Use a self leveling concrete then backbutter with mortar so it slopes away from the house.
- Back butter the mortar (i.e: when laying the stone use the mortar to make up for dips in certain area) and ensure it slopes away. (So do NOT use self leveling conrete, just use extra mortar as needed)
Any advice would help :) Thanks everyone