appologies for the crosspost, not sure which group is best...
we bought a house with a concrete pool deck and brick edging (that
doesn't match the house brick). the initial patio was done in brick
but was "connected" to the pool area concrete with slate pieces.
needless to say it doesn't match well. ideally we'd like to get a
more natural look to our pool area so was wondering what are options
are? would we have to tear up the concrete deck (and brick edging)
and lay down new slate or can one lay the slate over the concrete. if
the latter, how is the edging done? i can't imaging placing slate atop
the brick edging.
You can lay slate on top of the concrete if you don't mind the extra
distance on the first step into the pool. The brick edging at the pool is
called coping (long O). It sits on top of the pool wall and is a break
between the decking and the pool. If the pool or deck settles the 2 move
independently. You can replace the coping with anything you want, but make
sure the final height matches your finished deck height.
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