So you have decided it’s time to end your existing deck. Most likely you have an existing surface of the deck which cracks and chips with mold and drainage problems. When considering which product to choose for your remodeling, the main issue is how it will hold on to over time. Today the only permanent solution on the market is thin pavers. The reason pavers are considered a permanent solution is due to the product ‘s inherent durability and the fact that they don’t actually adhere to the existing surface but float above the deck instead. Even tiles, which will adhere to the surface, will end up cracking over time as the surface underneath fails. Any product adhering to the existing surface, whether it be cool deck, tile, paint, acrylic sprays, river rock, flagstone, or stamped concrete, will end up cracking over time.If you wish to learn more about this, visit Pool Pavers near me
If you add a substance to a surface which is broken or is more prone to break (i.e. concrete), so the substance would always break as it is adhered to the surface underneath. A thin paver field NOT stick to the existing deck! The interlocking system, which is used in conjunction with the joint sand with a thin paver installation, produces a surface that can float on the deck below, while remaining even, smooth and crackless!
I mentioned that the field is not adhered to in the previous paragraph, but in order to keep the field from moving, there must be interior and exterior edge restraints. The first step to install pavers on your pool deck is to secure the inside of the paver field with coping which are the pieces of the bull nose set around the pool perimeter itself. The coping pieces are cemented and grouted up to the deck.
If the coping is built and stable we add the paver area. The first thing we do is clean the existing surface before we spread the paver layer. We remove any and all sinks so we don’t produce mold and mildew anymore. First, we scattered a tiny 1/8 to 1⁄4 inch sand bed over the floor. If there are low areas where water collects during hard rains, then with this bedding sand we will float those areas and raise their elevations. Aside from adjusting the deck angle, the sand acts as a smooth surface on which the paver field will be mounted. The interlocking pattern that the homeowner chooses will be dictated by the shapes that the homeowner chooses.
When the paver field invades the last row, or border, it’s time to assess how to secure that perimeter of the deck. The boundary pavers will be adhered to the current floor, if and only if a fixed structure (i.e. the building, wall, or computer enclosure) does not assign the perimeter. If the paver boundary is placed against one of these fixed structures, there is no location where the pavers can pass and therefore even the border will float above it.