Patch/Leveling Dips In A Patio

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Old 09-26-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Patch/Leveling Dips In A Patio

I've got a client that wants stone set on his patio. The slab has it's typical high and low points. I will grind down the high points and level the low points.
Being a patio it has it's drainage slope that needs to stay, so using a self leveler won't work.
What is a best/strong material that will hold up to a freezing climate to trowel and screed in the low areas.

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Old 09-26-2017, 10:20 AM   #2
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Depending on the stone and thickness there of,I would think you can accommodate the discrepancies with the setting bed. If the "dips" are so severe that that is not possible,I would question if the patio is suitable as it stands.


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I am using an uncoupling membrane that requires a v-notch trowel. Right now I just need to focus on the best way to level the concrete.
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Set stones in type S with bonding agent.
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I don't understand why you want to use thin bed techniques on a thick bed situation....

drop the uncoupling membrane and use a thick mortar mortar that will allow you to vary the mortar bed to achieve your finish grade needed. use a screed and line(s) and or a offset laser.

Are your stone pavers machined to identical thicknesses?

4-6000 psi concrete sand concrete mix with a bonding agent on a power washed and acid etched dry old surface, brush finish?
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