Putting paving stones on a concrete base?

17 Oct 2006
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Can you lay concrete paving stones on a concrete base?
We are DIY disasters :oops: , have recently moved house and was hoping to do this in our garden to hide the concrete base thats currently the patio but have since been told the paving slabs will crack if we do and we will have to remove the concrete base first.
If this is true then we were thinking of putting a raised deck over the concrete base, can this be done?
Thanks for any replies
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I have seen tommy walsh do it on ground force, but you must use pva solution to bond the new cement to old concrete, and put a layer under slab not 5 blobs
yes you can lay paving to existing concrete. make sure there is no moss, grease, dust, or any thing else likely to hinder the bond. wet the area first and you will end up with a decent connection. don't mess about with pva, just use water.

as said by breezer, don't spot, solid bed!

cement loves water.
Thanks for that, thats great, any ideas how to move the shed on it in one piece :LOL:
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as noseall says dont use pva. i always use a wash of neat cement and water over the area and make sure youve cleaned it off well first. make sure that the concrete is sound. if there are any loose bits then remove these first before laying slabs.

as for the shed, empty it out, screw a length of timber each side and get a few helpers to lift it up
Thermo said:
as for the shed, empty it out, screw a length of timber each side and get a few helpers to lift it up

....yeah, then dizzy sits in the shed, like the queen of sheba, and waves to the adoring throngs, as she races by in her chariot. :D
works for me, thats what you have minions for isnt it! :LOL: :LOL:
Thanks Noseall put a smile on my face that, hey and what a great idea!!!

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