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how much below fondation should pavers be?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by turboawd, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    i'm doing a paver patio against a house, and i was wondering what is the highest i could go while playing it safe, so that no water enters the house.
    i removed the first row of siding and put a layer, of Protecto-wrap followed by a layer of ice and water shield, on the wall and overlapping below onto the foundation.
    i'm guessing 2" below foundation should be alright....yes/no?
  2. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    I know when we back-fill a house the code in NC is dirt is to stay aleast 8In under the bottom plate on the foundation. that leave u 2in for top soil or mulch.
    So I would say 6 in from the top of the paver to the bottom plate.
    But I could be wrong.
  3. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    wow, 8 inches?
    here in IL, you can't see most homes' foundations.;)

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