Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

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Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by 79pickup » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:16 pm

So as I guess with most people, you buy a house and all is well for a while, then You start to notice the issues!
So one of many is that the patio appeared to be above the dpc and as we have been having issues with damp I started to investigate as you do!

So fast forwarding a few months and digging, the patio slabs where sat on another patio and under those slabs was a concrete base! So over the years it's just been covered rather than removed.
So i set about removing some of the slabs and then digging down against the wall to basically make a trench that's below the dpc.

Now that's pretty much where I'm at, I've considered maybe some kind of French drain or just gravel I'm just not sure what's best, should I rip the whole patio up? just leave what's there?

Just need some pointers and ideas guys

Thankyou!
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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by 79pickup » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:46 pm

So I posted quite a while back about how the drain looked which was pretty grim it also gives an idea of how high the patio was at the time :

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So moving forward it looks like this, with the tide mark quite visible under the patio doors:

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I'm planning on painting the walls as a lot was flaking so been brushing off all the loose stuff beforehand.also I've repointed a few parts since the pics


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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by London mike 61 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 pm

I would take up what is there and run a aco plastic drain close to the house and into the drain on the left hand side.

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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by 79pickup » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:25 pm

London mike , do you mean take up the entire patio including the concrete base?
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Post by London mike 61 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:33 pm

Yes, otherwise you are inheriting someone else's bodge .

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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by PaulS86 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 am

Have exactly the same issue here! A job for next year though.

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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by wes56 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:36 am

i tried to help you with this busines in march 2016but you blanked me post and shot off until now.
theres a much better soluton but i'll leave you to sort it out.
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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by 79pickup » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:27 pm

@wes56 just looked back at my old post and it's the first time I had seen that reply,certainly didn't blank you?The issues where different to what we have now and other things took priority at the time.(mainly life :wink: )

Any input you have would be helpful. :thumbright:
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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by multiman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:46 am

@wes56 can't see any replies from you in history unless you sent pm ?

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Post by 79pickup » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:49 am

He replied to an old post that I did last year :thumbleft: onwards and upwards ... :cheers:
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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by Rorschach » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:23 am

Assuming you plan to live here a long time, did it up and start fresh. An Aco drain as mentioned can be installed, they are a little unsightly but effective and easy to clean etc. A gravel top french drain looks nicer and is cheap to do, but harder to clean if you have a problem and prone to growing weeds etc.
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Re: Patio installed to high I've removed it, now what?

Post by 79pickup » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Yes planning on being here a while, just a shame it's been in that state for so long.
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