- Other Rooms
- Lawn & Garden
- Deck & Patio
- Repair & Install
How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio Without MortarBy: Julie Day
I have a small poured concrete patio, and that I’d like to cover with brick pavers. Can I do this without using mortar?
According to several paver manufacturers, paving blocks can be installed on top of concrete without mortar if you first lay down a 1/2″ to 1” bed of coarse sand. The process is nearly identical to laying a paver patio over ground.
However, this type of installation should be done with caution, since drainage, settling, and cracking can be a problem. Keep these tips in mind when laying pavers over a concrete patio:
- Don’t Rule Out Mortar: If you’re new to this project, don’t be intimidated by the prospects of mortaring a permanent paver patio. In my opinion, mortar would be less work!
- How to Lay an Unmortared Paver Patio (video/article)
- How to Lay Mortared Brick Pavers on a Concrete Slap Porch (video)
- How to Choose Between Brick and Concrete Pavers (article)
- Polymer Based Sand for Locking Patio Pavers in Place (video)
Please Leave a Comment
6 Comments on “How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio Without Mortar”
You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.
We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at todayshomeowner.com.
Copyright © 2014 Danny Lipford Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
Past Episodes of Today's Homeowner | Remodeling Contractor in Mobile, Alabama (AL) | Video Production in Mobile, Alabama (AL)