Paver bricks off of cement pad
We are in the process of landscaping our backyard. It is completely bare now. We are planning to layout a 16x12 patio with paver bricks next to the patio door.
The house has a small (4 x 3) concrete pad outside the patio door.
One option is to build the brick patio next to the cement pad. That is, step out of the house onto the cement pad and then walk onto the paver bricks.
The other option is to rip the pad out and lay the paver patio right next to the house.
There is some cost to removing the pad. We are also concerned about settling issues and potential water seepage issues if we have the bricks right next to house. The flip side is aesthetics.
Hope the landscape design gurus here can weigh in on this: (1) rip out the pad or (2) lay the bricks next to the pad.