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Here some of the hazards of brownstone /sandstone construction can be seen in the weathering of individual blocks. This layered sedimentary rock must be used with the same orientation it had in the quarry. If rotated a quarter turn so that moisture is allowed to penetrate the layers, the stone will spall, flake off, and disintegrate. However, if #1 dimension stone is laid properly, the result is a hard, enduring, frost and water resistant surface.