Client has existing concrete entryway/stoop with concrete sidewalk leading up to it and block planter. They want us to remove the block planter and all existing concrete sidewalks etc., except leaving the main concrete stoop that butts into their front door threshhold. The entryway stoop will serve as finished grade for a 200 sq foot paver patio that extends their entryway and is flush to grade with the existing concrete stoop. As you can see hopefully from the pictures, the concrete stoop was poured right up to the siding, which I believe is painted wood, might be Hardie board. I'll have to look tomorrow. Question is: would you lay pavers right up to the siding as the concrete was, or any special separation between the pavers and siding? Yes we are paving over that crawlspace vent. The client is confident hat they have plenty of vents and no issues with moisture under there house-pretty normal around here.