Can I cover flagstone with concrete?

PertzieApril 10, 2011


I have a "stacked" flagstone retaining wall 1.5 ft. tall which sits directly on my brick patio, and I would like to cover it with concrete/cement. I really don't like it, as I am going for a more modern look. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I should do this?



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bahia(SF Bay Area)

I don't know what climate zone you are dealing with, but if your budget allows, you are probably better off tearing it out and starting from scratch. Unless you significantly increase the width and height of the wall to accommodate at least a 4 to 6 inch depth of reinforced concrete cast as an overlay, I think it will break down over time due to weather, more so if you have freeze/thaw issues where you live.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 9:44PM
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Seconded. Take it down, that should be the easy part. Unless you are going at least 6" wider on all sides and you are sure the existing base of this wall is adequate.

Do it right the first time.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 1:45AM
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I knew that there would be no shortcuts :(

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 7:13AM
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