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Is it possible to put pavers or outdoor tiles down on a concrete porch?
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Posted 2016-05-13T03:50:59+0000  by eaglegurl eaglegurl
 

Hello Eaglegurl,


Welcome to the Community.


Yes you can lay paver and outdoor tiles over an existing concrete. The concrete should in sound condition and not all broken. If it is it’s better to remove it and start fresh.  


With that said there are a few things to keep in mind.


Drainage is one of the big ones since the concrete will not let the water soak into the ground. If the patio is slopped correctly than as long as you don’t block the water from running off with any kind of boarder you should be ok.


Another concern would be the height. The new pavers can be up to 3” higher than the original concrete so it could interfere with transitions to doors or other surrounding areas.


You will still need to put joint sand in the joints and also some kind of edging to keep the pavers in place. **Just make sure not to block the water from running off of the slab.**


I hope that answered your question. Let me know if you have any other questions. I would love to help.


  

Posted 2016-05-13T21:46:06+0000  by Christine_HD_OC
 
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