I was hoping someone could help me with a little issue I'm having regarding the selection coping. To make a long story not as long, I am considering using a 2" x 10" x 24" quartzite coping. The bond beam will be 12" and the coping will overhang on the pool side by about 1". So this leaves 3" of bond beam not covered by the coping. We will have concrete decking up to the coping. So, my concern is the 3" of bond beam not covered by the coping. Is it ok to pour the concrete decking over this portion? The concrete would only be about 2" thick (due to the 2" thick coping) in the 3" leading up to the coping above the bond beam. Is there a recommended method for doing this to minimize the chance of cracking the deck in this 2" x 3" cross sectional area?
I have to think this is done all the time, especially with brick coping. My builder is confident there will not be any issues, but hasn't had a chance to really explain it to me yet.