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    Paving / Stone column question

    Hey,

    I have an existing patio built from concrete pavers.

    Im looking to build a couple of stone / veneer columns on the edges, and put a small wall inbetween.

    Can I do this right on top of the pavers? If so, it should be pretty simple.

    Thanks!!!
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    Re: Paving / Stone column question

    The short answer is "probably not". Any masonry structure should have a footing. Even if it's very, very light weight it still needs a stationary surface so it won't crack from movement.
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    Re: Paving / Stone column question

    How big are the columns and how much would they weigh? Same with the wall. How high, made out of what material. I would not recommend this, really. Paver patios will hold a lot of weight. Driveways are built out of them. But, something like columns and walls really need a proper footing. Give me an idea of the size of what you are wanting to build and the materials and i can give you an idea if what you are wanting to do is workable.


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    Re: Paving / Stone column question

    The beauty of pavers is that they can be "lifted" out and replaced if you need to. If I were you, I would (as the others have said) lift out the pavers where you want to build, dig and pour a proper footing, build what you want and then place the pavers in around your new construction. That would be the proper way and you will be glad you did after it is done!

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    Re: Paving / Stone column question

    Thanks guys. I will take all of your advice and just remove the pavers, dig a bit, fill in with cement, etc...
    It shouldnt really create that much more work. Pretty simple really.

    The columns are pretty small. Maybe 3' high with a 1.5' high wall connecting them. Pretty typical landscaping stuff for show.
    Stick a light on top of a blue stone cap or something. I cant really do much until it gets much warmer out anyway.

    Thanks again!!!
    18x38 Inground Liner (25k gal) Paver surround, multi-speed pump, DE Filter, Raised spill over spa, TF-100

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