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Renovating a pool deck without removing old cracked concrete deck

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Yes! Pavers can be installed on top of an existing concrete deck, even if the deck is cracked. Pavers are installed over sand, therefore the new deck will absorb small shifts without cracking the pavers. The renovation coping piece has a drop-down face that will cover the old coping, so you don't have to remove the old coping, just cut it back. The reno coping is then install over mud right on the top of the old pool border. The rest of the deck will be set on send. Just lay the pavers leveled with the reno coping. Check out some before and after pictures.
  • Joe S
    Joe S Snellville, GA
    on Feb 17, 2012

    Could I do this on a concrete patio? How much sand would I use?

  • Artistic Paver Mfg.
    Artistic Paver Mfg. Miami, FL
    on Feb 17, 2012

    Yes, absolutely. You should install the pavers over no less than 3/4" up to 1" of coarse sand. Don't forget the pavers need to be leveled with the grass (if that is the case) or you'll have to pour a little bit of concrete around the deck (you can mix it in a bucket and pour around the edges). That way, the whole deck will absorb the small terrain shifts but still be contained inside that area. Call if you have questions. Good luck! See detail on picture below. Good luck!

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Feb 18, 2012

    I had no idea you could do this. I'm still trying to figure out how you didn't end up with a pool full of sand.

  • Artistic Paver Mfg.
    Artistic Paver Mfg. Miami, FL
    on Feb 20, 2012

    @ Duoglas Hunt: Nope! Everything stays in place... BTW: all our pavers are installed over sand, that is why the deck won't crack. If you want to see more installation details, check the installation clips on our website. Or you can give us a call at anytime if you have questions!

  • Hoffner Nursery & Landscaping
    Hoffner Nursery & Landscaping Orlando, FL
    on Feb 22, 2012

    Nice work

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