Pourin a porch

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  1. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    im pourin a porch over top a existing porch. How thick should be the minimum. It’s 16x10 if that matters.
     
  2. Feedman

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    In the basement
  3. RackedUP

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    4” and be sure to lay plastic in between the old porch and the new porch as a bond breaker.
     
  4. Informative video on the subject. The sand idea is a good one.

     
  5. EdLongshanks

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    You are capping an existing concrete porch slab? At least 2” thick with the new
     
  6. Mainbeam

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    Thanks for the replies fellas. My farm has been a constant fixer upper and Iv got one more porch to fix. Iv got two done. This particular porch is sloped the wrong way so Iv got to cover it. I was gonna pour it but now I’m gonna do pavers. I need to put some flashing against the house and get my slope right and just do it in pavers. I think it will look better. Gonna set them in a bed of mortar and mortar the joints. I need to put a handrail around it which I’m going to build the handrail to match the other two porches but trying to figure out how big of a pain in the ass it will be to cut the pavers to fit around the post. I guess I’ll attach post to the existing porch with l brackets and tap cons then set the pavers and mortar around them. Going after the materials later this evening. Will take a few before and after pics. I’m a diy guy through and through and I hope I can pull this off.
     
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  7. EdLongshanks

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    Do you have a 4 1/2” grinder?
     
  8. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    I do have one yes
     
  9. EdLongshanks

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    You could cut the pavers with a grinder or rent a wet saw.
     
  10. elkaholic

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    The pavers won't be hard to cut. They should have a masonary blade for your grinder.
     
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  11. richief

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    Tile saw with a diamond blade and water pump would be ideal, not too expensive at home depot, lowes, harbor freight and if you are a diy will come in handy down the road.
     
  12. cedar creek

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    Pavers might pop out in freeze thaw cycles,
     
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