Time to fess up

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by BrandonV, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,628

    OK guys who did this?


  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,628

    also if you're very observant you'll see the drip line that was run under the pavers (not sleeved) it never worked either btw. I commend your (you know who you are) confidence in you compaction equipment because even though this was built on sand rock you didn't feel the need for fabric, you truly are a leader.
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Why what is wrong with it?

    Seriously, Was there a way to move the down spout?
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,628

    downspout wasn't the problem actually... look at the base material, it's been pumping into the sub grade. Though since you mention the downspout I'd like to say anything that I run under hardscape is going to be thick walled and not thin, kudos on at least using PVC.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,622

    I reviewed the photos in order and I concluded my own thoughts prior to reading the comments after the pictures.

    Based on the limited visibility in the photos, what I see here is a clogged downspout issue. Not a soil issue. We had a similar experience with a patio and I've even talked about that experience in length on this forum :)

    Sure geo-textile fabric is a must. But ckeeping your gutters clean is even more of a must. I have a gutter on my home that is damaged from a tree falling on it. So the water spills over the side of the gutter right before it connects to a downspout. And the ground below looks the same as the picture shown above.

    Sorry, it's a water issue. Not a soil issue. Tell the people to open their curtains once in a while and they'd see the water stream gushing down.

    And if I'm wrong! Then you need to post pictures BEFORE the pavers were taken up!

  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,628

    sorry don't have a before picture, the gutter isn't clogged though, the ones in the front of the home were (see photos, they were actually burried under 4" of turf???)
    here is picture of the base/soil mix.



  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,628

    we'll eventually have to take up the whole patio since it sloped to the house in a few spot (see the door over in the first set of pics)
  8. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 645

    Well according to DVS its also ok to cover up the brick material......hopefully they don;t have water issues in the basement.....looks like fun.
  9. BradLewisLawnCare

    BradLewisLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I have a brick foundation. The whole thing is covered by dirt. My mother two doors down also does. My basement is dry as a bone. DVS quoted in the other thread that if it is designed to be under grade and the soil is sloped away, you should have no problems.
  10. ramu3527

    ramu3527 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 26

    Please, what do you mean, exactly, when you say you have a brick foundation?

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