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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Looking to clear the stones and extend the block paving that is already down.

This section however slopes down towards the house, not that the pictures shows that.

Would I need to add a drainage channel against the brick wall? The issue is that there isn't any existing drainage to plumb in to.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:42 pm 
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Technically, block paviours (properly laid, on compacted sub-base & sharp sand) do not require physical separate drainage.
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arco_iris wrote:
Technically, block paviours (properly laid, on compacted sub-base & sharp sand) do not require physical separate drainage.
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That's what I was hoping, but there are many block paving images online with drainage installed.

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PaulS86 wrote:
That's what I was hoping, but there are many block paving images online with drainage installed.


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properly laid, do not require physical separate drainage


He did not say you can't add extra drainage, but as you your self said
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there isn't any existing drainage to plumb in to


So if you want drainage for your own peace of mind, you are going to have to add it yourself (Soak away?) But if the paving is laid as it should be you are wasting your time and effort and money.

You can also find pictures of almost anything on the www, so if I looked for some block paving with no drainage, I am sure I could find some. If arco_iris says its not needed on properly installed blocks, then that's good enough for me.

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Block paviors similar to yours Do Not drain water.
You need imperable paviors which are laid completely different to the ones you already have, different sub base, different jointing material, which add approx 30% to the costs.
You can't fit drainage against the house if there's nowhere to discharge.


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Can you drain into the flower bed? Is that yours?



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From hearsay information I have collected from this forum, you are not supposed to legally put rain water in the drains other than what comes from your roof. What about a small retaining wall towards the back, near the house, and angle the drive towards the street? Just a thought.


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