I have an existing A/C compressor in my back yard. I want to pave parts or all of my back yard. What should I do with the existing compressor? Do I simply go around it, simply putting in an expansion joint between it an any new cement or should I have it removed, then pave, then reinstall? Does it matter either way? I kind of like the idea of the compressor on it's own separate pad because I have had a bunch of cement crack around some brick stairs due to the weight of the stairs and have assume that if it were on it's own pad that would not have happenned (so I am biased).