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Patio next to a lake?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by droptine, May 3, 2012.

  1. droptine

    droptine LawnSite Member
    from troy Mi
    Posts: 50

    I am looking to do a 16 by 16 foot patio with a fire ring. I know how to do that but I have never done a patio next to water. It will still be about 4 feet away from the bolder and steel sea wall. Do i just install it like I normaly would? or extra base? different base? I normaly do about 5in depth of half 21AA and the other half slag. Please help me out. I am going to do 4x8 bricks in a running bound. thank you
  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    you might want to check what your local code enforcement office has to say about it.
  3. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    Yup check with your code enforcement office. Shore line protection act... You will most likely have to make the patio a permeable paver patio. But if your good to go, then yea build it the same as you normally would, but I would highly recommend putting a layer of geo-fabric under your base material.
  4. droptine

    droptine LawnSite Member
    from troy Mi
    Posts: 50

    thank you. I will check code.

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