Pavers over existing concrete patios

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by OCL, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. OCL

    OCL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    We have laid pavers on existing stopes and porches but never on patios at ground level. Do you guys lay pavers over existing concrete patios? If you do, do you garueete the existing base. I have been wondering about this for sometime. I would rather take out the old concrete and start fresh so I now it is done right.
  2. Kizzelwhix

    Kizzelwhix LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Dig it up. We did a patio replacement that was bid for removing one concrete patio...

    We dug up the concrete patio recently only to find that underneath was a layer of pavers, underneath of which was another layer of concrete follwed by a thick layer of concrete with rebar.
  3. OCL

    OCL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    thats what I would be worried about.
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    If the patio is sound and they just want a new look and you can't sell them a total tear out with a new patio, why don't you sell them some outdoor tile. Install is easy, you have the saw for any cuts and grouting is easy.....No sense losing a job.
  5. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    Sell them flagstone mortared to the patio. It will look awesome and half the work is already done.

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