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Old 11-24-06, 10:48 AM
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I installed a brick patio on concrete in my back yard, but I had to extend the base concrete another 10 feet, and now the problem is that in the line where the two concretes joined my brick are cracking, any advice what I have to do or anything that I cand do to repair those cracks, it looks horrible!.

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need help!

When you say "brick patio", what do you mean? Do you have thin (or thicker?) clay pavers set in concrete/mortar on a concrete slabs or do you have clay or concrete pavers set in sand?

If they are clay in or on concrete with grout, there is little I know of outside that a total rebuild.

If they are set in sand, there may be someting to do with it.

Please provide more information.

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Old 11-24-06, 10:58 PM
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They are set on a concrete base, the bricks are like one inch by eight inches, they have grout, the place where it cracked is where the old concrete and the new concrete join.
 
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Sounds like the damage is already done. It probably is not practical at this point to get a diamond wet cutting saw and saw a joint directly above the cold joint left by butting the new slab. This would have been an ideal place for a caulk filled control joint but it might have been better to have planned the job larger from the get go given the fact that there are limits and suggested control joint spacing to deal with depending on size and weather zone /soil requirements. When adding on,likely the best you could have ever done would have been to drill and dowel (rerod//pin) the new slab to the old and then see to it the brick pattern incorporated a control joint at this point.

What type of pattern did you use for the bricks? The solution may still involve tearing up some work and starting over but providing the control joint. Pretty darn hard at this point to control Mother nature and her effects of weather,temps and shrinkage from occurring.

Hope your project comes to a satisfactory conclusion for you.

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