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What is the proper slope for a paver patio

Skinsfansince1980's picture

We just had a paver technooc patio installed  that is 26 feet long by 20 feet wide.  It is built right next to the house length wise. The patio drops about 7 inches in 26 feet. This comes out to a little bit more than a quarter inch per foot if my math is right. It feels a bit tilted to us. Is this standard or acceptable for a pavered patio?  The patio has a retaining wall and 2 drains on the lower side of the patio. The project is finished and it would be a lot of work to redo the slope. Do I have any grounds on asking the contractor to redo it or is the slope fine? Contract did not specify the slope. 

A quarter inch per foot is on (post #211834, reply #1 of 1)

A quarter inch per foot is on the high end of "normal".

However, keep in mind that ground around a (reasonably new) house will tend to subside over time, and the closer to the house the more it subsides.  So this may work itself out in 10 years or so.


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