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Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by PaulS86 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:06 pm

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.

Is there a more suitable solution?Image

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Re: Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by arco_iris » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:42 pm

Technically, block paviours (properly laid, on compacted sub-base & sharp sand) do not require physical separate drainage.
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Re: Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by PaulS86 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:12 am

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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Re: Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by someone-else » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:54 am

PaulS86 wrote:That's what I was hoping, but there are many block paving images online with drainage installed.
But arco_iris said
properly laid, do not require physical separate drainage
He did not say you can't add extra drainage, but as you your self said
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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Re: Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by cotswold builders » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:57 pm

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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Re: Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by sammy.se » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:53 am

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



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Re: Drainage for Block Paving Required?

Post by OchAye » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am

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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