how to add a raised patio with an existing patio that is level?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    alright, well heres the lowdown...

    im putting in a new patio, its quite large, they also want their old deck ripped off and have a raised patio with steps from the raised patio to the level patio.

    my question is how do i raise it? just add some boards, then the new patio on the sides, then dump 8inches of gravel in and compact it in 3inch intervals??? then add the raised bricks and compact again?
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    anyone please?????
     
  3. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    A raised patio is simply built up using retaining wall units. It can be as little as a few blocks.



    Peace,

    Rex



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  4. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    Or as high as you want, with the correct materials.

    Peace,

    Rex

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  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    what exactly is a retaing wall unit? i think i know what your talking about, but not 100% sure. thanks
     
  6. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Rex,

    Do you have a close up of where the wall units 'touch' the siding in that patio? I'd love to hear more about your methods of raising a patio next to vinyl siding like that, if you care to share.
     
  7. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    A retaining wall unit is simply a block , unit, which is used to build a segmental retaining wall unit. You can use Versa-Lok, Keystone or others.

    Peace,

    Rex

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  8. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
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    You are the man Rex, your website is great too!
     

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