I have been scouring the website for ideas but can't find the exact answer anywhere. Around our pool we have a concrete deck (about 4 foot wide) and then around the concrete the previous owners installed flagstone which was mortared into place. Obviously the contractor who installed the flagstone did not take into account the expansion of the concrete as now everyplace the concrete and flagstone meet, the mortar is cracked and/or completely gone. Any advise on how we can step in and repair this problem? Been considering just adding new mortar and hoping it lasts. Or should I attempt to add a small expansion joint, or using some type of elastic type product in place of the mortar? I will try to get some good photos of this tomorrow and post them.
On a second note, the pool builder also didn't install an expansion joint where the concrete meets the brick coping around the edge of the pool and there are several spots (mainly the corners) where the coping has come loose. The bricks are still in place just very loose. Any advise on an easy repair for this that I can do myself without the need for hiring a mason. Sorry for the multiple questions under one post, just wanted to get both of those out there. I should also state that my wife and I probably won't be living in this house for more than a couple more years and don't want to break the bank on the repairs.
Thanks in advance!