Patio problem, please advise

Postby Plazmuh » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:45 pm


Me and my partner are currently in the process of buying a house and are looking for some advice. Granted this won't be a diy job as I'm knaff at it, but where best to ask for honest advice?

We have had a survey done on the house and have found out that their outside patio is on level with the damp proof course which runs outside the kitchen, say a wall of 2-3m in length. We have been advised to lower the patio, whether or not this means gutting the patio and starting a new we are unsure but we presume knowing our luck it will be this expensive option.

Is there a not so costly fix for our problem?

Many thanks in advance to any help given.

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Simply Build It

Postby moppy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:43 pm

Lift all the slabs next to the wall. Cut off six inches. Dig down about 6 inches and 6 inches in to form a small trench and re-lay slabs. Fill trench with pea-shingle to below damp course.
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