Thin pavers are the most cost effective, longest lasting, and aesthetic solution for a remodel of any existing new Orleans pool deck. Whether you have a perfectly smooth existing deck or one that has cracks and settling issues, thin pavers are the answer. Typically made of concrete, and having a compressive strength of 8000 psi, thin pavers will last a lifetime. In addition to their one inch thickness, thin pavers are “color-through”, meaning the dyes used to color the products are completely mixed with the cement and aggregates during the production process. This method of production results in a material that will retain its color over the years and can withstand routine washing in order to keep clean. Having a durable material that can withstand the elements is especially important for pool decks in the southern states that receive continuous summer time sun.
This product can be installed over top of concrete decks, cool deck, acrylic and painted surfaces, and tile. Depending on the condition of the existing pool deck, a small bed of sand may be installed beneath the pavers in order to smooth out any irregularities of the existing surface prior to the installation of the pavers. Bullnosed, remodel coping pieces will be installed around the perimeter of the pool in order to transition the pavers to the edge. The coping pieces provide a safe, smooth surface and in many cases are produced in solid colors to delineate the edge, all the while providing a desirable accent or contrast to the color of the pavers in the field. Additionally, any existing drains will be capped and raised unless they are not currently functioning, then they will need to be replaced.
In order to remodel your existing deck your local paving professional will need to determine several primary factors:
- Total area to be paved
- Amount of linear feet around the pool
-Total linear feet of drain, if any
- Slope and water retention issues
During the estimation process of a pool deck remodel, other factors taken into consideration are: the presence of a screen enclosure and whether or not the doors should be raised in order to accommodate pavers outside of the screen, the location of the skimmer lid which will be raised to the level of the new thin pavers, any existing planters that can be paved over, and where all of the materials and tools shall be stored.
The process of remodeling the existing deck normally takes three to four days for most residential applications. The lead time for the material from most manufacturers, however, is four to six weeks from the order date. If you would like to get an estimate or find out more information on how to transform your pool deck a pool renovator can help you!