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Remodeling Pavers | Thin Paver Overlay | Installing Pavers Over Concrete | American Paving Design

Remodeling Pavers | Thin Paver Overlay | Installing Pavers Over Concrete | American Paving Design

Need To Update Your Pool Deck And Patio Space? Consider Using Thin Pavers ! Thin Pavers or Remodeling Pavers Can Be The Perfect Choice For Your Next Hardscape Project! Want To Learn More About How To Re-Vamp Your Space Using Thin, 1” Pavers - Learn More In Our Blog!

Swimming Pool Remodeling ideas | Paver Pool Deck Resurfacing

Swimming Pool Remodeling ideas | Paver Pool Deck Resurfacing

Overlay Your Pool Deck With Brick Pavers! Take A Look At A Paver Pool Deck Transformation Using Remodel Brick Pavers! Choosing To Overlay Your Pool Decks Surface With Brick Pavers Will Increase Your Homes Value And Ensure Your Pool Deck Is Durable And Versatile! Need More Pool Deck Ideas - Visit Our Website And Learn All About Pool Deck Pavers!

Can I Overlay a Concrete Patio with Pavers | Paver Installers | Patio Ideas | Bluffton & Hilton Head Island, SC

Can I Overlay a Concrete Patio with Pavers | Paver Installers | Patio Ideas |   Bluffton & Hilton Head Island,  SC

Have an existing concrete patio or pool deck? Want to overlay this area using, Thin Pavers? No problem! Learn all about Thin Pavers and how you can upgrade your current backyard using this durable material!

How to Design and Remodel your Pool Deck | Savannah, GA, Bluffton & Hilton Head Island

Transform a Pool Deck with Pavers- Remodel Your Pool Deck

Located in the prestigious Long Cove area of Hilton Head, American Paving Design recently completed an upgraded pool renovation on this home. 


Typically with pool remodel projects, we install remodel coping throughout the entire pool deck edge. We also upgraded thin paver overlay on their current surface, using Tremron, Sand Dune, 1” brick pavers.  The 1” brick pavers worked perfectly for overlaying existing areas - suitable for this type of application. 

This client wanted American Paving Design to solve their issue of their unflattering and cracking prior pool deck, move and haul away old outdoor kitchen and accessories, and replace all gas and electrical connections. 

From our years of experience we have learned that it is very important when doing a pool deck remodel to focus on the correct pool edge coping, paver size and transitional areas.  Pool deck remodels and renovations are perfect for the homeowner who does not want to rip out their current pool deck surface, but also wants to create and highlight a new and improved area, including solving drainage issues and smoothing out uneven surfaces.   


Using Brick Pavers Prevented the Need to Remove The Old Pool Deck.

The client called out company interested in a pool deck renovation.  His major fear with this project was the current pool deck had to be removed in order to complete the finished look he desired.  When our team met with the client we explained the option he had of leaving is current pool deck in place and overlay the surface with 1” Brick paver or commonly called thin pavers. We told the client in order for this pool remodel to be successful we needed to make a smooth transition from the pool deck edge to the new elevation of the 1’ brick pavers. The product that does this job is called remodel coping. Remodel coping is a L shaped material made out of the same material the thin pavers are, that is design to sit on top of the tile and on top of the pool deck. This product serves two purposes.  One is to hide the face of the old deck above the tile and the other is to raise the to meet the 1” Brick pavers. When remodel coping and thin pavers are installed correctly on pool deck you won’t be able to tell that the old pool deck surface is under the new pool deck. When we explained the install process he was concerned with leaving the old material under the deck and asked what happened if the under deck cracked in the future. We eased the customers concerns with explaining how the old surface is covered with a thin layer of sand and not adhered to the old decking surface. So essentially this new 1” brick paver is floating on top of the new deck.  If the deck were to crack, which typically does not happen, we could easily remove a small section of thin pavers, repair the under decking, and install the pavers back very easily. 


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This Paver Pool Deck Details:

  • Paver: Tremron Old Towne 30mm

  • Field:  3-piece

  • Color: Sand Dune

  • Pattern: Random

  • Paver Project Location: Long Cove, Hilton Head Island


Which Paver Thickness Is Right for Your Outdoor Project?


Pavers come in several different thicknesses.  Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or if you are hiring a contractor for your outdoor project, you want to be sure you are picking the right thickness paver for how you plan to use it.  If you pick a size too thin, your surface will crack and break in a short amount of time.  If it is too thick, you will be wasting money on material you don't need.

Common Paver Thicknesses and Their Uses:

30mm (1 1/4") Pavers

Thin Paver Remodel
Thin Paver Remodel

If you have an existing concrete patio, sidewalk, front entry, or pool deck that you don't want to tear out, you can overlay the concrete surface with 30 mm pavers.  Another name for a 30 mm paver is thin paver, and overlaying poured concrete with thin pavers is often called a thin paver remodel.  For patios, sidewalks, or front entrys, whether you want to overlay your existing concrete with thin pavers or whether you want to tear the concrete out and put in 60 mm pavers is a matter of choice.  For pool remodels, however, we strongly recommend leaving the existing concrete decks in place because you can create a lot of problems for yourself when you tear out the poured concrete deck unless you know exactly where water and drain lines are laid under it.  If you break a line while you are tearing up the concrete deck, you will have to repair the line, which will add cost, time, and frustration to your project.

60mm (2 3/8") Pavers 

Tearing out concrete driveway
Tearing out concrete driveway

60mm thick pavers are best for outdoor projects such as patios, pool decks, and driveways where you do not have a poured concrete surface underneath.  For driveways, we always tear out the existing surface before adding the 60mm pavers.  If you try to overlay your existing driveways surface with 30mm pavers, the pavers will crack and break.

80mm (3 1/8") Pavers

Commercial Pavers
Commercial Pavers

80mm thick pavers are unnecessary for residential use.  These are commercial-grade pavers and should be used for streets and industrial pavements.

If you have questions about choosing the right pavers for your project, fill out our online form to ask a question.  Also, if you live in Bluffton, SC; Hilton Head, SC; Savannah, GA; and surrounding areas, you can take advantage of our free estimate, which includes a 3-D drawing of how your paver project will look in your yard.

American Paving Design has installed over 3000 paver projects (and counting!), so we have the knowledge and experience to make your project a success.