View Full Version : raised patio against foundation?

Right Touch
08-12-2009, 03:19 PM
Im sure there is alot of information out there if I look, just wondering what everyones thoughts are about compacting material against the foundation in a raised patio? Should it not be done? Is it safer to build a retaining wall against the house and compact against that? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
08-12-2009, 04:06 PM
I've read about guy's using foam board against foundation walls when they compact on an overdig.

DVS Hardscaper
08-12-2009, 07:57 PM
If it's a poured wall - we'll compact right up to the edge, with a small compactor (wacker 1550), in 2-3" lifts. Done many raised patios and never had any issues.

If it's a block foundation, and new - then you may not want to run a compactor along the wall.

08-12-2009, 09:45 PM
seal the wall first. makes sure the concrete is not green still. block or poured wall yo want have any issues

08-13-2009, 10:58 AM
use clean stone for the bulk of the raised portion. that requires minimal compaction. then separate with geotex and put 4" of ABC on top.

11-19-2009, 08:25 PM
we build a stone wall infront of foundation and fill inbetween with clean stone..