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Old 03-26-2013, 01:46 PM
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overlay question

We have done several overlay jobs before using 2 3/8" pavers with bedding sand underneath. I am pricing a job where the existing slab is in good shape. The customer wants to update the look. The additional height is the concern where the walk meets the driveway. Right now, the slab sidewalk is lower than the driveway. Any overlay will bring the paver level higher than the driveway, but I'd like to limit the height difference as much as possible.

So here is my question. Can I use a thinner paver, such as Techo-Bloc Blu 45mm and use construction adhesive or a mortar bed and use overlay poly sand for the joints? Thanks for your replies.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:10 PM
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Depands on the elevation measurements. So go back and measure.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:32 PM
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Could you remove the last 6' or so of the existing walk and lay pavers to meet flush to the overlay? Shooting in the dark here, I have no idea how the grade is now or the length of the walk
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:01 PM
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I think the current asphalt driveway was laid over the old making the the sidewalk about an inch lower than the driveway. I have thought about removing the last several feet. I think that may be a good option.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:16 PM
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Asphalt companies always need to meet flush with garage thresholds, streets, walks, etc so the completely remove 6-10 feet to make the new tie in flush.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:27 PM
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Thats what i would do^^ rip the last couple feet
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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I agree that's the best solution. Thanks guys.
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