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Tumbled stone over concrete?

CK82

LawnSite Senior Member
I have a concrete stoop/porch at the front of my house and was wondering if I could glue or mortar tumbled landscape stone over the top of the concrete? I have a customer who looks to have had the same thing done and it looks good. I am mainly in the lawn maintanence service so any information would help. Thanks
 

PatriotLandscape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
MA
you use a mastic to adhere the stones to the concrete otherwise you will have shifting bricks. check out icpi.com for more info
 

zedosix

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Eastern Ontario
I have a concrete stoop/porch at the front of my house and was wondering if I could glue or mortar tumbled landscape stone over the top of the concrete? I have a customer who looks to have had the same thing done and it looks good. I am mainly in the lawn maintanence service so any information would help. Thanks
Absolutely, it would be nice to have a capstone and veneer on the face and edge first, then lay brick on the inside. Looks nicer than just brick glued everywhere. On this picture the top concrete landing is covered and then couple of steps are added afterwards.

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STL Ponds and Waterfalls

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
St.louis MO
I have a concrete stoop/porch at the front of my house and was wondering if I could glue or mortar tumbled landscape stone over the top of the concrete? I have a customer who looks to have had the same thing done and it looks good. I am mainly in the lawn maintanence service so any information would help. Thanks
There is a company based out of Canada called Navastone that has slabs for overlays that look like natural slate and marble. They have one that looks like Travertine marble. The pricing is a little higher but you get thinner slabs for the correct heights and such. They also have your basic pavers as well. I'm not sure if your closer to IL or MI but they have distributors in both states.
 
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CK82

LawnSite Senior Member
I already have a concrete slab and Im looking to make it look something like the picture above. Thanks for the reply's, should help out alot.
 

mverick

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
St. Louis
I do the stamped concrete and just do an overlay of cement and put the stones on top and roll them in with a heavy tamper or roller.
 

DVS Hardscaper

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
County Jail
Here is the better way to do an existing stoop. Yes, you CAN glue the pavers, but it will look like *you know what*, which I do have a picture of someone elses work showing how crappy glued pavers look.

 
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