Cover uneven concrete and stone patio/walkway

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Old 09-21-16, 09:26 AM
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Question Cover uneven concrete and stone patio/walkway

I have recently bought a house with a massive backyard. I want to put in some rock garden areas to cover up some of the grass. The big problem is the previous owners had put down concrete then set stones in it creating a uneven patio area and then a plain concrete slab in the middle. It's a hazardous area, many have almost twisted their ankles. My question is the best way to cover it so I don't have to jack hammer it all out. Any suggestions would be helpful! I can get some pictures too if needed! Thank you!!
 
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Welcome to the forums.

Yep, going to need pictures.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Sounds like you need to rent an electric jack hammer and 'peel' the stones off of the slab..... or were the stones set in the wet concrete as opposed to being mortared on top of dry concrete.
 
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pictures

Here are some pictures! Maybe this will help. I am not really sure what they did.Name:  pic1.jpg
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If I may quote Ace Frehley from his 1978 solo album: "Rip it out!"
 
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ouch Looks like they either set the stones in wet concrete or poured the concrete around them. How high is the tallest rock? I'd be inclined to pour another slab on top of that one.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 12:20 PM
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Highest rock is a few inches. I was afraid ripping it out would be the best option!! It's a mess haha
 
 

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