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DupaMan
10-12-2006, 11:16 AM
Hi, building a raised patio against the house about 18" high. Do I need to put in a drainage hose behind the wall if this patio is being built against the house? I can't see to much water getting in from the top...

Thanks, Rick

DVS Hardscaper
10-12-2006, 09:37 PM
Yes....and....No.

there is not one answer.

Variables will dictate.

If the raised patio has a flower bed...it needs drainage.

This raised patio HAS drainage:

http://www.outdoorfinishes.com/images/services/patios/patios%201/Paver-Backyard-Patio-lg.jpg




This raised patio has NO drainage. But the grade of the surface IS slopped away from the dwelling:

http://www.outdoorfinishes.com/images/services/patios/Idle-ours/Raised-Paver-Frederick-1lg.jpg

neversatisfiedj
10-12-2006, 10:10 PM
DVS - you're work is top top notch. Love it !!! Awesome .

DVS Hardscaper
10-12-2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks, Man!

I'm behind on shooting pictures of our jobs. I havent taken pictures for 18 months, until this week. I usually try to wait till the lawn is 100% re-established and the plants are developed before I shoot pics.

I got some good ones yesterday and today of some brochure worthy projects!

Thanks Again!