I have a brick and concrete block foundation to my house. Between the
foundation and the poured driveway is a 2'x20' planter. I want to
remove the planter to provide better drainage away from the house and
also to widen the driveway. What is the beat way to fill in this area?
I am thinking gravel then sand then brick pavers. Is there any danger
that the gravel will compress against the house foundation when a car
tire is on it and hurt the foundation? Are there any better ways to
replace the planter?
On Mar 26, 7:09 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Will the tire sit on the new pavers? within 2ft seems pretty close to
the house to park your car.
Still most of the force will be down but I would tamp the gravel as
tight as posible and ues a slight slope away from the house to provide
the drainage. You could also pour 4 inches of concrete with a slope
over compacted soil/gravel mix.
For most drainage a 1 inch drop for 10 feet will do, if you get more
water than an aveage rain would give you might want to go 2 or more
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