Paver Patio Over Existing Patio Questions - Landscaping & Lawn Care - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 06-09-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 18
Default

Paver Patio over Existing Patio Questions


Hi All,

I am planning a patio project, and would like to know if there are any fundamental flaws in my current plan/design. There is an existing 10x10 concrete patio that I want to install 2in thick pavers(concrete bricks) over, eventually having overall dimentions of 16x20. I would really not rather tearing up the concrete. I have 3.5 inches of clearance before the patio is too high for the existing doorway.

My plan was to excavate about 6 inches down and add/compact fines to achieve a height equal with the existing patio, then add about an inch of sand and place the pavers on top of that, with all the tamping/compacting of pavers and polymetric sand included. Is this a good plan?

Some alternatives I thought of was to have about an inch of fines on top of the existing patio to ensure an even transition from the existing patio area to the area where there was no concrete. Then adding about a half an inch of sand to lay the pavers on top of. My only concern would be the fines not being able to compact being an inch thick on top of concrete. Is this a legitimate concern?

I just want to ensure that there will be no visible transition from where the old patio met the ground. If it is any help, the pavers I will be using are fairly large, a mixture of 3 sizes(14x21, 14x14, and 7x14)Thanks for the help!
tommyd123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-15-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 44
Rewards Points: 82
Default


your top sand will compact about a 1/4" so its going to be tough to make that transaction completely even and smooth but it can certainly be done.

There is also no issue putting your compacted base up to the same height as existing patio then covering everything with an even amount of sand and then everything will compact evenly. If you have the clearance to do it go for it!
barnabas131 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Time Paver Patio on Slope Gs320 Landscaping & Lawn Care 2 01-28-2015 10:54 PM
paver patio + water Fix'n it Concrete, Stone & Masonry 1 05-13-2013 03:20 AM
Is PVC too brittle in cold for drain under a paver patio? BrandonC_1972 Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 07-20-2012 12:18 AM
patio paver w/ sloped yard skema Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 04-23-2009 06:54 PM
Gap between paver patio and stairs - How to fix? kyassassin Landscaping & Lawn Care 2 03-20-2009 11:32 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts