input for paver patio

magnolia_lee(8)February 17, 2014

Reposting this query here (originally in home forum)

I want to put in a paver patio into part of my yard immediately adjacent to the house (off the kitchen). Currently it's a muddy grassy mess and I'd love for it to be an inviting outdoor area to sit and eat when it's nice.
I want to make sure that I set it up to handle water run off well. There is already a drain that pipes into the sewer for run off from a cement walkway (visible at bottom of photo). It's hard to tell from the photo, but the corner of the house slopes away from the house (to the southwest - photo is facing south). My instinct is to angle it to direct water to the drain. Anyone have thoughts on this?

This is the first time I've done a project of this magnitude - plan is to excavate top layer of sod and down a bit, lay gravel, sand, pavers... Haven't picked the pavers yet. The area is approx 8' x 13'. I've been looking through tips and guides on DIY sites, but if there's any insight anyone feels like shining my way, I'll be all ears. Thanks!

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to get the water to flow into the drain appropriately you'll need to set up some compound pitches with your finished patio. Think of taking a sheet of rubber and pulling down with your thumb on the middle of an edge. That's adventure club territory.

It would be a heck of a lot easier to do the whole patio as a flat plane, pitched to one side. Am I reading correctly that you can do this pitched towards the fence (away from where you stood to take the pic)?

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:12PM
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The picture doesn't give much context. It would be better if you explain your plan, show a proposed layout and let us see a picture of where it will go.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 8:04PM
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I don't understand your situation enough.I try to do some.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 2:52AM
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I'll try to put together a better diagram of what I'm talking about.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 4:18PM
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