Pool renovation - coping and pavers

JenniAugust 19, 2014

Question: Can we dry-set 1.25" travertine with only 2" of sand (or whatever should be used) on top of an existing concrete deck?

We're renovating a fiberglass pool, wanting to add 2" thick coping onto the existing coping edge (it sticks up 1" above existing concrete deck) with maybe flexbond?
This will result in the top of the new coping brick about 3.25" above the existing pool deck.

We live in the NW, it gets wet, and will freeze in the winter. Hoping this could work without regrets -


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Water will most likely penetrate to the sand and when the freeze comes it will most likely heave the pavers you put down. It would be better to set your pavers in mortar over the existing concrete. I would also recommend that you use a mastic joint behind the stone used as the coping because of the expansion differences between the fiberglas and the concrete. Deck-O-Seal is a common product to use for joints that need expansion. Good luck.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 5:06PM
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lets see how it turned out.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2014 at 5:40AM
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