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Old 03-29-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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I have a patio made of mexican tile around my pool ( more than 800 12 x 12 squares). I live in Southeast Arkansas, and though our winters are not too harsh, we do get below frezing temperatures. Because these tiles are sun dried and porous, they tend to crack and chip (alot) due to the changes in temperature. Is there any product I can apply over the tile to help prevent this. These tile have been down about 30 years and the best I can tell are on a sand base.

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No, there is nothing you can do to keep them from absorbing moisture. What has saved them so far is the sand base which allows most of the water to soak into the earth. Definitely the wrong type of tiles for your location.

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Jaz Thanks for your response. Any suggestions of an easy, cheap DIY pool surround that will hold up to the climate in Southeast Arkansas.

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I guess brick type pavers would be a good choice. Something to consider plus the base might be already prepped.

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Thank you foR the advice.
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