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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2011

Can I put brick pavers over a concrete slab?

I've got a nice size concrete slab patio (about 10 by 15 or so) I'd like to jazz up by paving over with brick or tile (as opposed to painting or installing a deck). Some websites make this sound relatively simple to do (similar to tiling a wall, which I've done), others make it sound like it's the biggest mistake I can make and I'm better of tearing the old one out and starting over. Any comments, suggestions, or advice?

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As long as you use brick pavers which are meant for outdoor use and as long as you maintain the existing slope of the patio away from the house, you shouldn't have any problem. In fact, you could just put some edging around the patio and lay the pavers loose if you want to see if you like the effect without setting them permanently. A sound concrete surface is a great place to put pavers or outdoor tile. How could it be a mistake?

Answered 9 years ago by Commonsense


Well, not a "mistake" per se, but more of something a DIY novice shouldn't do. I've done tile work before, so I feel comfortable enough doing it. I'm a big fan of knowing one's limitations when it comes to home improvement and wasn't sure if I'd be biting off more than I could chew. Thanks!

Answered 9 years ago by Chastity1053


Put a 2"-3" cap over it as long as you have slope And then Stamp it. Use Art Stamp 1 for your mix. 👌

Answered 3 years ago by Justgus

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