Landscape & Garden Design
Jul 28, 2019 8:00 am
The land is on a slope from back to front of site with concrete sleeper retaining wall on all sides. It is a small block with only 2.4 metre to 800metre space from house to retaining wall on the all 3 sides. There is one side with all the services installed (huge air con, hws, gas pad) - leaving minimal space. Thinking of concreting down this side of the house.
Is it good practice to install a 300m wide gravel portion at base of retaining wall to allow water to drain below?
Concern is that will have to pull out weeds in future as opposed to full area of concreting (no maintenance). Underground pipework for surface storm pits avail.
Any suggestions would be helpful to landscaping ideas to side of the house.
Re: To pebble or not to pebble at base of concrete retaining2
Aug 01, 2019 3:28 am
There are lots of threads in general discussion and building standards that may be of interest.
Getting the drainage around your house right is very important.
800mm from slab is not far.
Have you read documents on protecting your foundation.
They are referenced on the other forum sites.
I placed a concrete apron around the house and around the narrow sides I had spoon drains/channel drains in front of retaining wall to collect surface water.
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