- Member since 12 Aug 2010
- wLocation: Hertfordshire
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Hi, my back garden ground level is higher than house floor level, with resultant damp problems. A french drain was put in a while back which helped. I would now like to put decking at the back of the house- should i remove french drain and dig away all dirt from around house edge, with decking over it?? Hope this makes sense!
- Ykirsteen_88 7th Mar, 2011 Groundwork & Foundations
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In response to your question,yes.The ground level should be no higher than 150mm below the damp course ( two bricks ).This is standard practise.
- Fencescapes 7th Mar, 2011
Thanks thats all very helpful but I dont really want tarmac or shingle I have remeasured at 700 sq m can I get block paviour at say £25 psm total budget £17,500
- Ykevin_b 10th May, 2011 Driveways
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The chaeapest option is a shingled drive,but be aware this option is only a solution if the driveway is on a level surface.
- Fencescapes 11th May, 2011
Builder laid patio, without hardcore on clay. Convinced me I didn't need it. Second time it was laid in six months, same guy. Any ideas.
- Ypaul_351 16th May, 2011 Driveways
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I beleive i have just offered a quote for this work,but in response to your question due to the weight and size of the paving involved a stone base is necessary to provide a firm foundation.
- Fencescapes 16th May, 2011
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