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  • Des Moines, IA
Asked on Apr 17, 2019

How do I cover, not tear out, my patio with brick?

Cheryl WilliamsenLinda Sikut


2 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Hi Paege,

    Here's an article that might help you. Something that is not mentioned in this article, but is very prevalent where I live is concrete that cracks in the winter. You didn't say if your patio is concrete, but if it is, look at the condition and also the condition of other concrete patio's in your area. Freezing weather can cause concrete to shrink then warm weather can cause it to expand and even though expansion joints are often used, there is always a concern about cracking. This page has information and also a link to how to do your project just like any other paving project - as is recommended. Wishing you the best.

    • Paege
      on Apr 17, 2019

      Thank you! Great info Linda. I will look into it. Best back to you.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 19, 2019

    If you’re going to veneer it with non-permeable tile or add some other topping, you’ll need to make sure it’s draining properly and that the substrate is not shifting nor moving nor cracking.

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