New patio stone build, what to do with concrete slab

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-19-19, 10:49 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 5
New patio stone build, what to do with concrete slab

Hello
I am going to replace some decades old patio stones with some nice interlock. I just have no idea what to do with, or how to work with, the concrete slab that comes out of the entrance. Should i just leave it, or have it redone? Should i get rid of it all together? If it stays, at what height should the interlock start? Right under it, same level...?

attached are pics[img]https://*******/WpRpVN5[/img]

https://*******/WpRpVN5
https://*******/v4J9bCh
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-19-19, 11:21 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 50,928
Likes Received: 149
Welcome to the forums.

Those pictures are hosted at a site that DIY does not allow.
You can let me know what site that is and I'll import them or you can post them directly to the board.
How-to-insert-pictures.
 
  #3  
Old 05-19-19, 03:24 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 5
Ok ive now attached the images properly
 
Attached Images   
  #4  
Old 05-19-19, 06:30 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 20,077
Likes Received: 99
If you are doing a paver patio I'd remove the existing concrete slab. From that slice of photo I assume it's relatively small and the project will go faster when you can properly get in there to compact the base material.
 
  #5  
Old 05-20-19, 01:02 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 5
Ok thanks. Pretty much sledge hammer to it ya?
 
  #6  
Old 05-20-19, 01:14 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 50,928
Likes Received: 149
I would. If you don't the new blocks you install would be too high in regards to the surrounding area if you install them over that cement pad.
 
  #7  
Old 05-25-19, 12:57 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 5
Ok, so I started demoing the slab. Maybe a bad idea, maybe inevitable, but I'm not even sure what I was expecting behind it (brick I guess). Anyway, I don't know what would be behind this slab - I think it was part of the home's actual build. I think I just need to have it re-done flush with the brick at this point. Does that make sense? I don't know if I should bother trying to destroy it any further back.

Higher quality pics here
https://imgur.com/a/6InmjBR
 
Attached Images    
  #8  
Old 05-26-19, 04:20 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 3,827
Likes Received: 36
That was the sill plate of the window, that should have been left alone, the demo, or just removal should have been the stones on the ground!!
 
  #9  
Old 05-26-19, 06:52 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 5
Awesome..! Now what do i do!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes