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jujubee 05-15-2013 02:39 PM

Pavers in an enclosed patio
I have an enclosed patio with a horrible concrete job that is also the footing for the exterior walls. Could i demo it out and put pavers? I think i would cut along the footing and keep it then put paver sand and pavers to make the new floor. There is electrical conduit that i will need to keep under the floor for the hot tub. That is why i want pavers in case i need to access it later. Does this sound do able?

nealtw 05-15-2013 05:17 PM

Welcome to the site. Yes that sounds reasonable, you can't just go over top?

jujubee 05-15-2013 07:25 PM

Thanks for having me. I guess i could paver over it i would just have to leave an opening for the underhouse vent and leave a step down for the sliding glass door

nealtw 05-15-2013 08:03 PM

The top of the door would be to low, you need the eighty inches there. I think I would be doing or looking at re leveling, taking out the concrete would be some task.

jujubee 05-17-2013 01:33 PM

Yeah good idea i think i will throw down some leveling compound then tile over it. Is that stuff an easy 1 man job? Never used it before?

nealtw 05-17-2013 03:52 PM

If this was a patio first it may have a slope so self leveling may not be a good idea. If it's not to bad, you could just play with the depth of the mortar when you tile. With a long straight edge you could map out where the lumps are. You would start at a high spot and just add mortar to give you a straight floor, maybe not level.

katypaver 06-26-2013 06:21 AM

Concrete pavers might not be the right choice. You’ll probably have to replace the interlocking floor, which may not be structurally sound, if you want to convert the patio to a room of the house.

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