While it might seem appealing to simply pour concrete over the top of a brick porch, there are several variables that can affect the overall strength of the slab. Knowing the proper methods in advance can help you insure your new porch will last for years to come.
Many people want to install pavers over concrete. Perhaps they have an old installation built on a concrete slab, or perhaps they want to avoid doing the work necessary to rip up an old concrete patio or driveway.
Lay the pavers over concrete directly with the use of mortar; Lay the pavers over concrete by first adding an aggregate base; Slab Problem. The problem with a concrete slab that has pavers installed on top is that there can be some issues such as grading and drainage. By adding pavers you are raising the height of your surface and thus can be ...
Lay the pavers over concrete by first adding an aggregate base Slab Problem The problem with a concrete slab that has pavers installed on top is that there can be some issues such as grading and drainage.
Unless you plan on laying another concrete slab adjacent to the old concrete patio, I would advise against laying brick on even properly prepared undisturbed soil (compacted crushed stone with a bed of sand on top on which the pavers rest).
Concrete that is damaged on the surface but is structurally sound can be repaired by resurfacing. Resurfacing is pouring a thin layer of sand-mix concrete over the existing concrete. Photos below are courtesy of the Black and Decker Home Improvement Library’s " Home Masonry Repairs and Projects " by Creative Publishing International.
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