patio stones sloping towards house

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patio stones sloping towards house

I have two patio stones on the side of my house that are sloping towards the house. I plan to remove them and re-grade so the base slopes away from the house. What is the best method / materials to use to do this? Thanks.
 
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I would get some fine crushed stone or play sand. Remove the pavers then put down some sand/stone and use a long stick or straight edge to smooth it out with a taper of about 1/8-1/4" per foot slope away from the house. The important thing is to spread out the sand/stone so the pavers are completely supported. If you just dump a ridge of stone/sand near the house the paver will be sloped away but may break in the middle where it's not supported.
 
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Thanks! Is crushed limestone okay to use? And do you think it's necessary to tamp it down?
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/kin...-kg/1000109261
 
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Compacted crushed limestone is the absolute best material for any type of paver project!

Question, what is that gap to the left of the door at the bottom?
 
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If you're referring to the black strip, I think it's the damp proof course membrane. There is also a 1.5" gap between the foundation and the patio paver.
 
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