patio pavers against house (recommendations?)

Old 07-18-20, 10:07 AM
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patio pavers against house (recommendations?)

Hi everyone, new to forum here and have just bought new house. I am setting down a patio of pavers in front of house. The questions I have for you relate to how close you can set pavers to the side of house? Please see pics. I have gravel cleared away. I would like the finished patio to be flush with the cement pad (on right of photos).
You can see... that having pavers up flush with the concrete would mean that pavers would also butt up against the hardy plank trim on the house. Would that be ok? or would that cause problems?

You can see I have a bay window that juts out ~1ft from the house (so working under it will be difficult). How would you suggest I terminate the edges of the patio nearest the house? how close?

Thanks in advance for any advice!


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Old 07-18-20, 11:20 AM
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I would consider leaving an area under the window and away from the house unpaved, it's never a good idea to lay materials up against any kind of siding.

Maybe a mulch/flower/rock bed 18-24" away from the wall or have a step down, your going to need a lot of filler to bring that entire area up level to the walkway!
Old 07-18-20, 01:10 PM
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I do not think your plan is good. You can not run pavers up to touch siding. It's just too difficult to keep water out of the house if the paver patio is above the foundation wall.

I would not do anything within 6" of your siding. In your case I would even be pulling dirt away from the house to get it further away from your siding and the wood framing of the house.
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Hardy prefers you have at least a couple in inches below their siding, and have flashing in place. They do not want water sitting on or seeping underneath or behind their product.

I would also also not want the pavers below the grade of the lawn. There should be a slope away from the structure.
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I would do the pavers up to the window jut out edge.

Pour a concrete wall or pressure treated lumber.
Looks like your yard slopes down towards the left in picture one.
So between the wall and the house dig down a foot or so and fill the area with clean gravel or river rock to about 6 inches under trim.
Could even install a drain in that area.

Then you could get the pavers up level with the pad.

One problem I can see with this would be is that you now have a possible safety problem with the pit.
But a little fence along the edge would alleviate this.

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