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Old 09-28-2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Hello everyone- I'm new to the forum.

My house (Circa 1984) was built with a tiled driveway and walk. Unfortunately, the thin tile (approx. L 7" W 4" D .5") applied to the concrete driveway with thin set mortar has begun to come up. Many pieces have split in half...or cracked off near any edges of the drive or walk way. I'm told that the initial installer explained that the tiles were too thin to put down for this application, but the owner didn't listen.

I also know that there are several areas of the concrete drive and walkway- are either majorly cracked or broken...obviously causing the tiles to pop off in that section.

I'm curious as to what the best- most economical course of action would be to not only correct this issue, but also update the look of the drive/walkway.

My thoughts are to;

OPTION 1:
Jack hammer up all the tiles AND the thin set mortar on top of the concrete. Next, fix any concrete issues that are apparent. Next lay down some type of Mastic application that would allow the new tiles to 'move' under pressure.

OPTION 2:
Jack hammer up all the tiles AND the thin set mortar on top of the concrete. Next, fix any concrete issues that are apparent.
Resurface the existing concrete using either a stamped application or something similar.

Any thoughts and/or advice on the matter would be GREATLY appreciated.

Roger

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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I have never seen tiles on a driveway. Can you post some pictures?
Any other houses in the area have this?
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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I don't have any images, but they are ceramic tiles applied to the surface of a concrete drive/walkway slab with a thin set of mortar.
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I don't have any images, but they are ceramic tiles applied to the surface of a concrete drive/walkway slab with a thin set of mortar.
Where do you live?
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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Ayuh,... How about Option #3,...
Rip out all that's there,+ have a new Blacktop driveway installed...

A ceramic tiled driveway Must be pretty Funny lookin'....
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Sorry, I have no advice.

But I'd love to see a picture of that. I wonder if it gets slippery when wet.

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