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Old 08-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hello, I live in Northern Ill, we have an old wood framed cement patio with decorative stones, it is elevated about 2.5 feet from the ground and it has 3 sides that are next to the brick walls of our house, the steps are the same materials,
We have taken out the old rotten wood and want to put self leveling cement in the empty areas where the wood had been. I am not sure this will work next to the brick some of the bricks have broken the facing off of it because the wood was bad next to it.
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With the cold weather and prone to hard freezes I would'nt put any thing as ridged as concert between drive andexsisting wall. Ever heard of between a rock and a hard place. That what you would have and somewhere sometime something's going to give, usually the most expensive.

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Hello, I live in Northern Ill, we have an old wood framed cement patio with decorative stones, it is elevated about 2.5 feet from the ground and it has 3 sides that are next to the brick walls of our house, the steps are the same materials,
We have taken out the old rotten wood and want to put self leveling cement in the empty areas where the wood had been. I am not sure this will work next to the brick some of the bricks have broken the facing off of it because the wood was bad next to it.
Any suggestions?

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Post a photo of the area. Border choices can be varied, from cobble stones to soldier brick.
I see no issue with a rigid perimeter around the patio as long as it's installed correctly.
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hello, I hope this works here are some pictures.
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What did you think of the pictures would I be able to fill in the areas with cement?
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I'd wait until the concrete guys find the post and advise you.

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