Mar 23, 2011 11:44 pm
Ive done a bit of research and a little confused as to what is the requirements or conditions for pebbles/garden beds up against a house slab. i understand minimal requirements about paving minimums from 900 - 1200 around the house perimeter, however ive seen so many pics of houses with rock/pebbles/garden beds directly hard up against the slab of the house?
how is this being done? is this acceptable ? i know it will cause issues with water run off etc, but can a suitable plastic+damp course be laid before pebbles and small plantation is laid?
almost every home from the Metricon* range (http://www.metricon.com.au) shows facade images of wonderful front landscaped homes, majority with garden beds laid hard up against the slab wall?
any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated
Re: Pebbles/Garden Bed around slab2
Mar 24, 2011 6:34 am
Different rules and practices in different states.
In Victoria its not usual to pave all around the house and with modern foundations it doesn't seem to be a problem.
As long as you slope the stones/soil away from the house and keep one brick below the DPC/Termite barrier it should be fine.
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Re: Pebbles/Garden Bed around slab3
May 01, 2011 11:43 pm
Get some advice from a landscaper/lawyer and really good drainage. We have 2 small garden beds up against the front of our house with drought tolerant plants. Haven't watered them for years and now we are getting told water is getting to the footings. We have concrete around the rest of the house. Your dammed if you do and your dammed if you don't. Sorry I'm not much help, here's an idea, go to a display home and ask them why they haven't followed the CSRIO guide them selves????????????
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