Can I cover flagstone with concrete?

PertzieApril 10, 2011

Hello,

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?

Thanks.

Pertzie

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
natural-sens

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Pertzie

Thanks for the replies. I guess I knew that there would be no shortcuts :(

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 7:13AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
garden design ideas for a raised brick flower bed.
Every year I try with all my might to do something...
midwestmelissa
Drainage issues!
Hoping the drainage experts can contribute. We have...
mrsgoss
Need dog fencing layout tips for homestead
We just bought a place on nearly 4 acres that has no...
tracefacemsu
Bed lines don't matter if....
They're covered in snow! It will be interesting to...
Bama_Joe
Privacy for Small Yard - Help!
Hi All! First time poster - LONG TIME reader! I'm in...
rsislow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™