Coping...

amymeme

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Jun 10, 2008
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Our existing coping (the white plastic sort of stuff, one piece bullnose with liner track) has several cracks in it. Interestingly, I discovered that the last liner replacement did not attach the liner to the coping at all but installed something called "vertical extrusion" for a track to install the liner. Our quote calls for that to be replaced if need be and is an add on option. My question is - we have an existing concrete deck , 36" wide along sides with elongated ends for seating/tables. The concrete is still in serviceable condition with a few cracks but no spalling as well as repair spots from line work. I stumbled on "renovation coping" poking around the site and my mind is...getting active. Is it possible to put some sort of paver/stone look coping over the existing, basically useless, coping and then cover the existing concrete with...something, pavers/stone etc?

Without making husband faint when I approach him with the possibilities?

Here's only close up I have of coping (ignore the bucket, my feeble attempt at filtering iron🙄.)
 

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jimmythegreek

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They make renovation coping amd pavers that are meant to do exactly what you are thinking. The pavers are thin to go over concrete amd the coping is an L to hide the white old style stuff
 

amymeme

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Do these stand up to serious winter?

And how do you elevate the skimmer too on the deck so it's level with the pavers?
 

jimmythegreek

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Extension ring on skimmer. As long as concrete doesnt shift or serious cracks they will hold up. Usually recommended to have rebar in the deck underneath for longterm success. Some L coping is larger than others, you can float the pavers with sand over the old deck with those amd just mortar the coping down. I've seen them but never done one myself, I deal with new installs only these days
 
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