Coping after deck pour?

trophft

Well-known member
Jul 16, 2014
128
Port Neches, TX
Had some quality control issues with our batch of pre-cast concrete coping (major chipping and coming loose from bond beam), so they are ripping out and re-ordering. But in the meantime they want to pour the concrete decking, then come back and re-install the new coping. Is that an ill advised sequence that's going to cause issues?
chip4.jpgCoping lifting.jpg
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
19,497
Northern NJ
It is easy to pour a deck and make it level with existing coping. It is not easy to install coping and get it level to a deck. It will be tough for the deck pour to know what level it should be.

The coping sets the elevation for the deck.

Why would you want the coping crew to work on top of your nice finished concrete deck if you don't have to?

Sequence of Tile, Coping, Deck for Plaster Pool
 

trophft

Well-known member
Jul 16, 2014
128
Port Neches, TX
It is easy to pour a deck and make it level with existing coping. It is not easy to install coping and get it level to a deck. It will be tough for the deck pour to know what level it should be.

The coping sets the elevation for the deck.

Why would you want the coping crew to work on top of your nice finished concrete deck if you don't have to?

Sequence of Tile, Coping, Deck for Plaster Pool
PB agreed that there's only one right way. They've ripped up all coping, re-ordered all new coping, and pushed deck pour until coping is finished. They said they will make it right, so I'm feeling pretty good!