Need to do something about grotty concrete surface outside back door,
without lifting it, so wife has decided on decking over it, with a 20ft x 18
inch x 18 inch high flower bed built directly onto the concrete with
decorative blocks. Flower bed drainage will consist of holes drilled in the
concrete base and drainage weep holes at the base of the wall, with a good
layer of rubble etc.
The concrete surface is sound, but somewhat undulating, and so before I
start, I think I will need to lay a levelling strip of mortar/concrete the
full length of the wall. Any suggestions as to mix, and do I need to
prepare the concrete in some way, over and above cleaning it etc, so that
the mortar bed sticks?
Is this approach feasible, or am I heading for trouble?