ClinicPics_Randall

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Carefully clean out the slot of a slot base, keeping an eye out for pieces of stone from the original marker that may have broken off and be a piece to solving the puzzle of which stone belongs in that slot base!
Here is a hole filled to the correct level with sand and pea gravel, tamped down and level, and ready for the slot base to be replaced. Slot bases with a flat top are supposed to sit at the surface level of the ground. Slot bases that taper away from the slot in order to shed water are located above grade.
Here is a hole filled to the correct level with sand and pea gravel, tamped down and level, and checked for level. A toolkit should include a shorter and a longer level.
The slot base has been replaced and is ready to be tamped back in place with a combination of sand and gravel and the soil saved from earlier.
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This slot base looks a little deep, but mortar mixed in the correct strength is placed in the slot along with any pieces from the stone that will make the stone stand up straight. Again, check for level on the front and sides of the stone when mortaring it back in its base.
Placing the stone back in its slot. Make sure it's centered in the slot with mortar all around. Again, check for level on the front and sides of the stone when mortaring it back in its base.
Brace the stone with some light, pointed sticks or lath. Again, check for level on the front and sides of the stone with your larger level.
Brace the stone with some light, pointed sticks or lath. Again, check for level on the front and sides of the stone with your larger level.

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