I am finishing up my cortile Barile construction. I’m using the generic base design from Brickwood ovens and am laying my fire brick cooking surface on the sand base. My sand has gotten wet due to rain before I could finish laying the herringbone firebrick cooking surface. It is not standing water, but it is not dry beach sandy like either. Can I finish laying the firebrick on the damp sand or must I pull it all apart, let the sand dry completely, and then start again?
I’m hoping that the curing process will ultimately dry the sand without having to pull all the firebrick out. Thoughts or advise?