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Old 04-24-2018, 10:57 AM   #1
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Paver patio design/order of operations


Hello, I'm in the early phases of installing a paver patio on the rear corner of my house, it will be about 18' by 18' and will incorporate an outdoor kitchen area, and outdoor table and 6 chairs,and a fire pit area. I do basically everything myself, and this will be no different. I've researched patio construction and I have a good handle on the basic principles.

I would like the patio to have a knee wall along one of the outside edges, for sitting and a finished look. The area on which the patio will sit currently slopes down away from the house and drops about 12 inches on the farthest corner in relation to the house. Since I'll probably excavate out about 12" deep to allow for the gravel, sand and pavers, the bottom of the excavation may be about level with the current ground in the outside corner.

My question is regarding the wall, should I excavate deeper for the wall, and set the bottom of the wall blocks at about the level of the compacted sub soil for the rest of the patio? And considering this, should I build the wall, at least to a level above that of the finished patio first, and then put in the gravel and sand and so forth for the patio?

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The area on which the patio will sit currently slopes down away from the house and drops about 12 inches on the farthest corner in relation to the house. Since I'll probably excavate out about 12" deep to allow for the gravel, sand and pavers, the bottom of the excavation may be about level with the current ground in the outside corner.
Ayuh,...... You Don't want the patio Dead Level,..... it'll puddle,......

I'd cut the sub-grade for elevation, 'n drainage, set the wall, 'n build up the patio to the wall,.....
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