Renovating a pool deck without removing old cracked concrete deck

Artistic Paver Mfg.
by Artistic Paver Mfg.
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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. You can contact us for more information at (305) 653-7283 or email us at

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.
Suggested materials:
  • Tumblelock   (Artistic Paver Mfg.)
  • Renovation coping   (
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  • Andree gordon Andree gordon on Mar 07, 2020

    Can I have your number or E mail please?

  • Jac Blanc Breithaupt Jac Blanc Breithaupt on Jul 15, 2020

    We have vinyl liner pool with standard white coping and cement surround is there a way to do this with our pool?

  • Tony Tony on Aug 19, 2020

    I was told that pavers over a concrete slab would promote a lot of mold because the water is trapped and has nowhere to drain such as the soil. Any truth to this? Thank you

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  • Artistic Paver Mfg. Artistic Paver Mfg. on Jun 11, 2015

    Call our toll free number (305) 653-7283 and ask for Mark Margolis. 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

  • McCall Hazelson McCall Hazelson on Jan 21, 2016
    Since decks are usually so big, it is a huge talking point with any backyard landscaping. I was looking on to see some ideas for what I would like to do in our backyard when it's time for my husband and I to renovate our deck. I think a nice oak color would go really well with the pool and the plants in our backyard.