Originally Posted by phrequency
Originally posted in Contruction until I noticed this forum.
I'll try to explain as best I can:
We have an area in our urban yard of 10'x14' that we are looking to pave with brick and stone. Brick in some areas, stone pavers in others.
Here's the rub: we can't excavate any dirt as we have no vehicle access to the yard and nowhere to put any dirt we actually dig up.
How can we 'build up' a perimeter around the area to then fill with our paper, screening and eventually brick and pavers?
I'd like to not have to pour a concrete 'curb' to contain the material.
Our calculations tell us with 4" of screening + height of brick @2.5" we're looking at needing a perimeter that needs to be 6-7" from ground level.
I was thinking pressure treated 4x4s with holes drilled which I will then sink rebar through, into the ground to hold it in place.
Any other ideas we could use that don't require concrete? Is my idea even worth trying?
Thanks in advance.
Ayuh,... Just to be clear, you want a raised patio 10'x14',..??
This isn't goin' to interfere with any drainage is it,..??
If you'd rather it be At-grade,...
Simply dig it out, throw the spoils in a bucket or wheelbarrow to get it outa the yard...
Btw,.... You'd use 6x6s, not 4x4s to build a 6" retainin' structure....