Paver patio with cement posts above grade

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Old 07-12-15, 09:00 AM
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Paver patio with cement posts above grade

We have pavers, sand, and gravel ready to install a new patio. When we removed the rotted out deck we discovered that the cement for the 4x4 posts of the solid cover are above grade. The area is flat. How should we install the pavers? Do we need a low retaining wall to raise the whole patio? How high above the cement must we install the pavers? Can this be done with landscape timber edges? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-12-15, 11:50 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Glad to see someone built a deck correctly (or seemingly so) by not burying their posts. You may want to post a couple of pictures of what you have so we can see what you see. You may need to grind the footings or dig them completely up if you have no further use for them. We'll wait on pics. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 07-12-15, 01:04 PM
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Below are a few pictures of the area. Thanks!
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Old 07-12-15, 01:23 PM
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Aiee, well, I take part of it back. They embedded the posts in concrete, or so it seems. Yes, it would seem that you will need to build up the edges so you can lay in gravel and your substrate for the pavers on a perfectly level area. The concrete itself won't cause problems, but you need to be above it for the pavers. Landscape timbers may give a good bunker for the gravel/sand, but you will need to fasten them to the ground using rebar to keep them from moving.
 
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