A paver patio that does not have proper drainage could result having erosion problems, the foundation of the house could get damage and there is a risk of insect proliferation. You can work to improve the drainage of your house’s paver patio following a few simple steps.
How Can You Ensure That Your Pavers Have a Good Drainage?
A backyard patio made from pavers in Houston is a beautiful and functional addition to your property. Among some concerns one of the key concerns with covering the soil in your yard with a patio is the proper control of runoff from heavy rains.
To protect your foundation from erosion and insects when your patio is built it is important to follow these steps for ensuring proper drainage...
You Have to Lay a Good Base
The base of your patio is an essential part of protecting your house’s foundation from water damage. If sand is used between each of the pavers, water will naturally filter gradually through it until it reaches the base. If the base consists of sufficient gravel and sand, the pavers will stay put. If the base is not thick enough, the paving stones could sink or the sand could wash out, causing shifting.
You Should Slope the Patio
The most simple way to handle heavy rains around your patio is to slope its base. By sloping the base material, gravity will naturally drain the water away from your housee, preserving its structure. Be sure to have the base of your patio graded at a rate of one-quarter of an inch per linear foot of the patio’s surface.
Last but Not Least You Should Install Drains
If water stands on your patio after a heavy rainfall, consider the installation of a drain of PVC pipes. A drain can be built under the paving stones and run to an area that can handle the water flow out. The PVC pipes can have holes drilled into the bottom for filtration of water, or they can release the water at another location in the perimeter.The water can be delivered to your flower beds or garden area. A French drain system in your paver patio can be done on your own or you can hire us :) as your landscaping professionals.
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