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.
  • Before. Existing cracked concrete deck
  • Before: the reno coping was installed right on top of the existing coping. You still can see the old concrete deck below it.
  • After: Finished deck showing pool border with reno piece installed and the drop down face covering the old coping.
  • After: pavers installed on the top of the old cracked concrete deck. Pavers installed over sand. They will absorb small shifts and will not crack.
  • After: Pavers over old concrete deck without removing the old concrete slab.
  • After: The result is perfect and it saves time and money as you don't need to remove the old concrete slab. The pavers are installed over the deck laid down over sand with no grout. That will allow the pavers adjust to natural terrain shifting.
  • Artistic Paver Mfg.
    Maureen O'Donovan If you are installing the pavers over an existing deck and the tie-down's are already in place, you need to get extensions (ususally 18"). Then you drill
    • Artistic Paver Mfg.
      Royalym1 It won't stop from further damage, but your course of action will depend on why the cracks are happening. You need to determined if it's a structural problem or just a cometic
  • Ann Lacey
    Ann Lacey Valdosta, GA
    can pavers be installed over a cool deck?
  • Dean Hughes
    Dean Hughes Melbourne, FL
    What is done with the existing decko drains? Do you cover them with the paver and if so, how does that affect the drainage?
  • Lisa Ganobcik Deka
    Where do I purchase the reno coping blocks? We have a fiberglass pool and the original concrete creates the coping. We would like to cover the old concrete coping and then we are using Nature Stone over the existing concrete around the pool.
  • Artistic Paver Mfg.
    Call our toll free number 877-707-2831 and ask for Sal De Franco. He will be able to give you a detail explanation on how to do it. You can also send him an email - and attache these pictures - to
Artistic Paver Mfg.

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