does water pass thru slate

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Old 05-27-16, 10:40 AM
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does water pass thru slate

Have slate deck around a pool. Slate fastened to cement slab with thinset and grout. Slate is not sealed at this point.

When it rains, does water pass thru the slate into the thinset?
If yes, is that bad for thinset?
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Does water pass thru the grout into the under layers?

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Old 05-27-16, 10:58 AM
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When it rains, does water pass thru the slate into the thinset?
Yes. Well, it can if there is enough water.
If yes, is that bad for thinset?
No
Does water pass thru the grout into the under layers?
Yes. Again, how much water does make a difference.
 
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Old 05-27-16, 12:21 PM
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does water pass thru slate

got it
thank you

will proceed and get it sealed for whatever benefit that returns
thank you
 
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