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EPERRINGTON 03-09-2011 12:11 PM

thinking of installing a raised patio instead of a deck
 
I am thinking of installing a raised patio instead of building a deck. I like the looks of stone/patio blocks a lot better than a wood deck and the low to zero maintenance of stone intices me a lot more than wood or composite decking.

I have experience installing retaining walls and patio's at ground level, but I am still trying to figure out how to install a raised patio that would be about 24 inches above ground and right next to my house.

Any thoughts or info on how to complete or pro's and cons is very appreciated.

concretemasonry 03-09-2011 12:35 PM

Take a look at the sites of the major segmental retaining wall (SRW) developers/licensors (Allan Block, Anchor Wall Systems, Keystone and Versalok). The show many examples of SRWs used with and without pavers. They also have very good details and installation instructions that may help you. The use of the units is very similar since the unit differences are generally minor.

You did not post you location, but the details represent applications in the U.S. and many countries since all are global systems, as are interlocking concrete pavers. Ofter a local manufacturer may make both block and pavers in matching and complementary colors/blends.

Dick

EPERRINGTON 03-09-2011 12:44 PM

thinking of installing a raised patio instead of a deck
 
Forgot to mention my location (as noted)...I am in the Cleveland, OH area.


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