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Help with drainage

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by snopro321321, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. snopro321321

    snopro321321 LawnSite Member
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    Have a job coming up its 20ft by 50ft by 20ft by 5 ft high.the back part of the wall will be the house.my ? Is the whole top will be pavers that will butt up to the house and to the wall caps.how do I keep my pavers level with the wall caps and get it to drain properly thanks for any help
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  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    Use basic drainage techniques on the wall and if you can put in some pipes on the patio. Slope it correctly so water can run off the top of the wall.
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  3. snopro321321

    snopro321321 LawnSite Member
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    What do ya mean by pipes?
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  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Drainage pipes in areas to catch the water and drain it off the patio, you could slope the entire thing over the edge of the wall so the water falls over the wall but I would try to guide it away to prevent unwanted erosion. I'm on my phone and hate typing I'll explain more later
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  5. snopro321321

    snopro321321 LawnSite Member
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    So your saying rather then divert the water over the wall by pitching the pavers add drainage under the patio and let it sep
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  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    can't you slope the pavers 1/4" per foot to the wall and install a drain in the pavers then route the drain pipe down and out through the wall at the bottom making sure iwater doesn't gather next to the wall?
    keep in mind if you center the drain in patio at the back by the wall caps you would need the pavers to "dual slope" towards the rear of patio so that the water would flow to drain ...
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    slope the pavers to the centre of the patio and install a drain, can be some freezing issues depending on where you are located.
     

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