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Old 04-22-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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pavers over concrete patio need help!


Hello!!

I am planning on enhancing my current concrete patio by laying pavers on it. I have created a paver patio in the past so I am familiar with the process of laying them, however, it was not over a concrete patio. This is new territory for me so I have a few questions I was hoping someone might be able to answer for me...

1...I have read that you can use sand OR mortar to place the pavers. Is one better than the other? I suppose I would prefer sand as I feel it would be easier to work with.

2...If I use sand is the preference to glue OR mortar the border pavers?

3...Drainage! Should I worry about drainage with rain? I do have one (small) low spot in the patio where water will sit (I was thinking I could just lay some self leveling compound?). But also for the rest of the patio?

The concrete it self is in good condition without any cracks.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:01 PM   #2
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I know both are considered acceptable, mortar is just that much more solid.

How many square feet are we talking about?
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Rounding up its 500 square feet.
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