Fixing drainage slope with pavers.


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Old 03-24-23, 03:34 PM
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Fixing drainage slope with pavers.

So my front porch was obviously built to drain to the steps, 3 out of 4 corners gently slope towards there. The problem is due to foundation settling or something similar the forth corner does not drain and instead gets a small pool of water every time it rains or we wash. How should I go about fixing this so water drains to the stairs



 
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Old 03-26-23, 09:49 AM
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Would the dirt and mosquito problem be adequately addressed if you drilled a one inch weep hole in the low concrete porch wall, at porch level outward with a gentle slope down? Now the water would drain out into the dirt on the far side of that wall
 
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Old 03-26-23, 10:10 AM
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Well there's no magic wand for that other than removing pavers and correcting the grade that they have been set on. For anything to properly drain it needs a minimum of 1/4" slope. So anything less than that is going to experience ponding... especially on an irregular surface that's in the shade or protected from wind.

A weep hole through the wall could be a solution but may not be a good idea if that isn't a solid poured wall.
 
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Itís a brick wall. Not a solid poured one. Is the concern that it will rot if I drill a weep hole?
 
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A solid concrete wall would actually be better. The concern is allowing water into the center of the brick wall where it could freeze and break the wall apart.
 
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