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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 2)

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.

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I would say 1/8" per foot (post #211834, reply #2 of 2)

I would say 1/8" per foot would be appropriate.  Now that it's done, I wouldn't want to rip it out and redo it.  1/4" per foot will drain well which isn't a bad thing...