Using paver as fiberglass pool coping extension over concrete deck

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by KFISCH, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. KFISCH

    KFISCH LawnSite Member
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    Is it possible to extend a fiberglass pool coping (rises appx. 1-1/4" above the concrete deck) with a paver? Is there a 3" x 5" x 1" paver and would you set the paver in construction adhesive to control thermal expansion and caulk joints with silicone? Thanks for any advice?
     
  2. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is what we sometimes use for a pool remodel, when the deck is over-layed.

    The paver downturn covers up the side of the pool decking. All
    the decks we overlay are concrete and the pool gunite not fiberglass.
    On a fiberglass pool you need to put a 3/8-inch expansion foam jointing
    material between the rear of the coping and the field of pavers. This will allow for any movement of the fiberglass walls. The filler can be had at any
    pool construction supply house. Comes in a roll.

    Peace,

    Rex

    http://PaversInstalled.Com

    split-coping.jpg
     
  3. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's an interesting piece there Rex. Who makes that?
     
  4. KFISCH

    KFISCH LawnSite Member
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    Rex - Thank you for the photo and reply. The only problem is that the pool deck is not cantilevered over the fiberglass coping. The 6" wide fiberglass coping sits 1-1/4" above the concrete deck. I would like to butt a thin stone up to the coping.

    coping.jpg
     
  5. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    What about wet laying natural stone over the concrete?
     
  6. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    Check out Techo-block they just introduced a new overlay product thats thinner than a regular paver just saw it the other day might work for you.
     
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. KFISCH

    KFISCH LawnSite Member
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    Thank you all for the insights. I have found a 1-1/8" paver that might work. I am really concerned with the bonding in this application/climate. Would you typically set the course on a de-coupling membrane directly into a thin mortar or adhesive. Would you finish the joints with silicone caulk?
     
  9. KFISCH

    KFISCH LawnSite Member
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    Henry - Thank you, Would you please describe "wet laying". Would it hold up in Michigan?
     
  10. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    We haven't done much of it but I'm talking about 1" bluestone set in mortar over the concrete slab.
     

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