This is a new one to me, and I've been doing hardscapes for a while- We started a patio job today, excavated out the soil down to the subbase, and for some reason the soil is very wet. Now this job is on the ocean, but it is on a bluff about 100' above sea level. I don't know if it is possible for some sort of underground water spring to go up this high or not. It is just shy of the highest point in town. Anyway, when you step on the soil, it all moves as one till about two feet away from where you are stepping (does this make any sense) It rained here heavy three days ago, but I would think that it should have all leeched out by now. By the way, it is all sandy soil. I test dug down about 3 feet below the subbase level, and there is no standing water or anything. My question is, do I install the patio with a geotextile filtration fabric, then my 5" of base (I use densegrade material where we are.) Of course, then my 1" of bedding sand, and pavers. Will the geotextile alleive this problem? Anybody ever have this problem?