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Old 02-06-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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DIY Paver patio and retaining wall

I am planning to set up my patio myself. Right now my backyard is just a dirt lot. I am planning to set my whole patio in paver stone with a retaining wall along the back end. I understand the basic of how to lay the paving block. I need on how to set up proper drainage. I am planning to have the patio slope to the side of the house where I will set up the drainage. This will take care of the water that will run off the top of the patio. Do I have to worry about the water that seep through the patio? Any help or suggestion is greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-07-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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If you prepare the base properly and have enough pitch on the patio (I like 1" in 4') then you won't have any problems. Once the water sheets off the patio, make sure it continues to flow away.


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