Drainage Needs For Paver Patio - Landscaping & Lawn Care - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 05-02-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Drainage needs for paver patio

I live in the outer Richmond district of San Francisco, so the soil is more like sand than dirt. We've terraced our back yard with two ~3' retaining walls. We are putting in two paver patio's, but I'm not sure how to handle the runoff from the patio surface.

Is a drainage system needed in such sandy soil?

Soil drains very well, but concerned about the runoff accumulating behind the retaining wall.

As far as I can tell there is no existing drainage, so even if I put in a drainage system to handle the runoff where would it drain to? No drainage going to the street or anything like.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
RoRoSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 8,597
Rewards Points: 2,800

If the soil is sandy then runoff will not accumulate anywhere. The runoff will simply soak into the ground and go down, down, down as far as the sandiness goes.

Use sand between the paver blocks so the surface of the patio can count as drainage area.
Stick to your lawn watering schedule until it really starts to pour. After the storm you have only the same number of rest days you always had and then you need to start watering again.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patio drainage Gazza1976 Landscaping & Lawn Care 6 06-11-2011 10:37 AM
Concrete Patio drainage issues kozmo99 Building & Construction 3 06-20-2010 10:49 AM
drainage issue on patio supaflyz Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 08-18-2009 02:44 PM
Drainage for my paver patio rabih_00 Landscaping & Lawn Care 12 08-26-2008 04:58 PM
Concrete Patio drainage problem lakekids Building & Construction 5 07-17-2008 06:27 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts