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Old 04-05-2005, 03:38 PM
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Pavers on Cement

Have a customer that requested her cement patio be covered with pavestones - anyone ever put them down on cement? If so, what process did you use.

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Old 04-06-2005, 12:38 AM
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i use a jackhammer and remove the slab. ever do tile work. depending on what area you are in try to talk her into that
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:45 AM
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Have a customer that requested her cement patio be covered with pavestones - anyone ever put them down on cement? If so, what process did you use.

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I seen them do it on DIY TV a couple of weeks ago go to their site it may be on there.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:03 AM
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If the slab is in tact - just put your edging down and 1" sand and install like normal.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:36 AM
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would have never thought to put the sand on the slab - good tip.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:21 AM
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I am in no way an expert on pavers, however, wouldn't the winter possibly heave the slab during the winter and cause havoc with the pavers requiring you to readjust them every spring? I like the idea of removing the slab and placing down the proper sub-base. Also, try the ICPI website at http://www.icpi.org for information.
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:51 AM
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Have a customer that requested her cement patio be covered with pavestones - anyone ever put them down on cement? If so, what process did you use.

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You can cement them with pure portlan on concrete after a good wash with a muriatic acid mix. Hw high will it be though? If u use the 1/2" thin brick and add 1/4" for the morter it may be pritty high
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:57 PM
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I've done pavers on top of porch slabs all the time. As long as the slab is in good shape do not even bother using sand. We glue our boarder pavers down with landscape glue.

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Old 04-07-2005, 10:32 PM
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I do the same thing as Matt. We glue the borders to the slab, lay our field and sweep with polymeric sand. We use the polymeric because when you mist the sand per installation instructions, it hardens and eliminates the wobbling you get from the uneven surface.

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Old 04-08-2005, 12:29 AM
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We have been bonding brick to concrete for years, someone here mentioned about a border stone then laying an inch or so of sand. This is ideal especially when your top porch isn't perfectly level. Its kind of hard to see but this is what we did here for the top three steps.
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