Paver Question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by NC Greenscaper, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I have a customer that has a front concrete porch (6 X 20) covered with a overhang. The porch is off the ground about 17 inches supported by a brick masonry wall around it. They asked my to extend the porch space to (11 X 20).

    We plan to build a retaining wall around the area that would extend the porch and create a curved walkway sloping down to the driveway. The walkway will have a free standing wall on both sides.

    I wanted to overlay the pavers on the existing concrete porch and build a base up to the edge of the slab for the extended area. This would bring the height of the pavers to 1/2" below the door opening. However, the pavers will be butted against the wood trim. I have never come across this before and wondered if this would be a problem. Since the porch is raised and covered there shouldn't be any moisture problem, but I'm not sure.

    Has anyone done this before?
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,619

    We have extended a porch. I do have some pictures somewhere, they are poor quality though.

    The best thing to do is use masonry block, with a frost footer, and do it all using masonry products. Fill the void between the new masony block and the existing concrete porch with new concrete.

    Veneer the top with flagstone.

    Veneer the sides and steps risers with brick.

    If you're not a mason - this would be something you should pass on.

    I can post pics. but not right now. on our way out.

  3. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446


    I would like to see the pics.

    I would have to pass on the masonry.

    How about the pavers? Would the problem be with the pavers against the siding or other?

    Thanks for your help

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