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    Concrete pool deck repair advice needed

    Will be replacing the cut section in below:
    sidewalk.jpg

    Note the use of the white, plastic, expansion strips already present.
    I can't find out who the original contractor is to do this or to find out what he used (he was a sub and pool company out of business). I think I found a product that is similar if not the same:
    Picture1.jpg

    It is from:
    http://www.stegmeier.com/index.php?o...=92&Itemid=120

    They call it:"Frontier Deck Joint . Frontier Deck Joint is an extruded PVC deck joint material available in 12 foot lengths. This product is placed into freshly poured concrete to create an effective weakened plane. Frontier Deck Joint's design features "T" members that provide a water stop. If a full expansion is necessary, or a detailed pattern is desired, use Frontier Deck Joints in combination with Frontier Rigid Hold."

    The item is .6" wide x 1.3" high. If I use the Frontier Rigid Hold:
    Picture2.jpg

    , it is same width and 3" high.

    Aside from how it might look (perhaps odd), which, if either system, should I use?

    Since it is around a pool, I am thinking this plastic stuff will protect toes/feet from a raw concrete edge. I could use a rounding-over masonary edging tool but that also might look a bit odd since it would be the only place in the pool area where that treatment would be used.

    I know this is a 1st world problem, but I've come this far and don't want to screw it up!

    TIA for any advice.
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    Re: Concrete pool deck repair advice needed

    Are you sure you want/need expansion strips around this?
    It was already part of a single deck segment.
    Couldn't you drill into the edges of existing deck and epoxy rebar into those holes then concrete that section to make it homogeneous?
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    Re: Concrete pool deck repair advice needed

    I could go several ways on this and wanted to hear the opinions of others without coloring their recommendations.
    Your thoughts are perhaps my option 1.
    Open to the ideas of others!
    Thanks!
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    Re: Concrete pool deck repair advice needed

    Thanks Oz.
    I repaired the area yesterday; used no expansion joint materials.
    Now curing; will see what happens as time progresses...
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