We recently embarked on repairing the bond beam due to damage over the years. Tiles were popping off, horizontal cracks in the tile line, etc... We removed the coping and tile and then demo'ed the bond beam down to a point where it was solid again. We have rebuilt most of the beam back up using a product called JetSet http://www.jetsetcement.com/products_completerepair.php. We did not use forms because it would have been too challenging to get the forms set in just the right way to pour in the mortar/cement. So the top edge of the bond beam and vertical tile edge are not perfectly flat.
But my thought is we can compensate for the unevenness of the top and side edge of the bond beam when we set in the tile and coping. Is this assumption correct?
What material should we use to set the new tile and coping?
How many days should we wait for the bond beam to cure before completing the tile and coping replacement?
Should we set the tile or coping first?