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outdoor kitchen

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    When building an outdoor bbq island on a pavingstone patio is it necessary to pour a separate concrete pad underneath the unit or can I just affix the steel studs of the island directly to pavers instead?
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    The island should be built on its own concrete pad particularly if it will have a one piece countertop. Granite countertops can crack easily if there is much settling or heaving of the island.
  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    thanks. with our freeze/thaw I will be quoting with a pad underneath.
  4. Ajax

    Ajax LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    It will look better that way as well. In my opinion vertical units should sit below the patio level to look their best. It's like setting a decorative boulder on top of the mulch, it just doesn't look right if it's not burried in.

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