Blue Cottage Patio
Inadequate drainage was the reason for replacing a timber deck with a new paved patio. Frequently timber decks are constructed without drainage so that water can become trapped and pool underneath. Eventually, it will affect the property. The new patio involved lowering the finished height of the surface level to provide an adequate damp barrier and clear the door thresholds. This created an aesthetic problem where removal of the deck revealed unsightly finishing which had to be made good. A new drain system was installed along the edge of the planted border to divert run-off water from the surrounding garden slopes away from the property.
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