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Installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your outdoor space.

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these were set directly on top of the existing concrete and the joints were filled with a poly/ sand product.
  • installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your, concrete masonry, patio
  • installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your, concrete masonry, patio
  • installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your, concrete masonry, patio
  • installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your, concrete masonry, patio
  • installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your, concrete masonry, patio
  • installing pavers over your existing patio is a great way to change the look of your, concrete masonry, patio

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  • 3popps
    3popps
    on Feb 13, 2012

    I've typically seen this type of thing with the pavers laid in sand over the concrete. Is that really unnecessary?

  • Surrounding Landscapes Inc.
    Surrounding Landscapes Inc. Marietta, GA
    on Feb 13, 2012

    In this case the existing concrete patio was smooth and level. The pavers set perfactly on top. If it were cracked or unlevel in areas we would have used a sand on top of the concrete to make corrections.

  • Surrounding Landscapes Inc.
    Surrounding Landscapes Inc. Marietta, GA
    on Feb 13, 2012

    shella...I dont have the product name with me now. Its a sand with a glue mixed in it. you sweep it in the joints dry and mist with a water hose. the water makes it harden up. The great thing about is... when it rains the sand will not erode and it keeps weeds from growing in the joints.

  • My question would be is how do you handle water that gets trapped between the stone and top surface of existing patio? Or is this not a concern because of lack of real freeze cycles in your area. Or does the sand offer enough sideways drainage to allow the water to escape? In any case I like the look.

  • Hoffner Nursery & Landscaping
    Hoffner Nursery & Landscaping Orlando, FL
    on Feb 13, 2012

    For the do it yourselfer be careful with polysand. I have seen many patios ruined because of polysand not installed properly. You must have ALL the polysand off the top of the pavers before watering it in, any polysand sitting on top of the pavers will adhere to the pavers and ruin the color. Even Dust

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