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asbury park 03-11-2012 08:05 PM

Thin Brick Patio?
 
I came across a load of brick the previous owner left behind. Only thing is these bricks are about half the thickness of a normal brick. I am thinking about making a very small patio space out in the yard with them. Just big enough to hold two chairs and a small table. If i do the prep right will it work with these bricks?

joecaption 03-11-2012 08:34 PM

Your have to find out if these are paver bricks or faux wall bricks which is more likly.
There useless for a patio in most cases and would need to be laid over a concrete slab.

asbury park 03-11-2012 08:45 PM

Well, I pulled up a lot of them from a walkway that was in the yard. Pretty sure they are pavers.

concretemasonry 03-11-2012 08:51 PM

Just measure them and determine if they are thick enough to use without spending a bundle on an adequate base. the odds are against using them.

Dick

jomama45 03-11-2012 09:22 PM

They sound like "split pavers" and are likely 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" thick.

If you set them on an adequate base, they should hold up OK to regular foot traffic.

asbury park 03-12-2012 04:52 PM

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Here are the bricks

hakunatata 05-05-2014 02:56 PM

how did the walkway turn out?
 
I am in a similar situation. I have a bunch of thin brick pavers, I pulled some of them up and want to relocate to an area where I can make a nicer patio space to fit a couple lounges and small table. I picked up some decomposed granite and was going to level off my area and put some of it down as a base for my brick patio. Am I going in the right direction, should I not use decomposed granite?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_...2/ZOE_0011.jpg

You can see the bricks here on the right and the decomposed granite in the bucks.

As you can see I have never done this before and don't really know anything about it. thank you so much in advance for the help.


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