I am thinking about using old virginia Montecello concrete pavers to
rebuild my porch( 6 ' by 9' by 2 ' high with 2 steps). I want the
porch to match a new brick walkway I am having put in. I cannot find
any regular brick in this pattern. The pavers are finished on 5 of
the 6 sides, with no holes, spacers, or frog cuttouts, Just a
rectangle of colored concrete. The color goes all the way through and
seems to be uniform.
The bond seems like it would be weaker. Instead of bricks being
linked by morter that has oozed into holes they are linked just by a
surface bond. Other than that is there any reason not to use concrete
pavers to build a porch?
Set a bed of sand, compacted and leveled, then set your bricks I believe you
are going to be using a tight bond, no joint between the bricks, right? Your
going to need something substantial for edging like mortared, grouted
concrete block, with a footing. Stability will become an issue if you do
When finished, use a 75% mixture of cement to sand ( mix first) spread it
upon the top of the bricks, sweep it back and forth, length wise then width
wise 2 times. Take off the excess and hose it down. As long as the weather
is above freezing when you do this the bricks will never come up.
Better think about which way you want the water to run. Best of luck
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