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    Patio edges far away from the wall

    Driveway Contractors

    My builders did the paving stones patio, edges fixed in the mortar. However, they didn't put the edging aligned with the house but 10-20cm away from the wall (different distance in different places). I'm worried that in case of rain it's going to fill with water. It seems to me like they squared it so it was easier for them to lay it and they don't have to cut it. They say that's the reason it's supposed to be done, but no logical explanation. I'm not a specialist, but is there any other reason why it was done this way?

    Asked by Aga on 7th Aug 2021
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    S&m construction

    "They have done this as it is less cutting for themselves. If there is any heavy rain it will fill up."

    Answered on 13th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Gumps gardens

    "It could be they left it like this for French drain but probably just cheated on cutting the slabs"

    Answered on 13th Aug 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Dale construction&landscaping services

    "Hi, if you lay edgings on a patio up to the house wall it's good practice to lay them about 100mm away from the house wall, and I would have advised using decorative gravel to match the patio, this prevents damp from getting into your house wall."

    Answered on 29th Sep 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report

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