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Install Pavers

I am having pavers installed in front of my front porch. They will replace a 10 ft. by 5 ft. slab of concrete. The contractor has written into our contract "Install pavers, sloped a minimum of 2%." What, exactly, does that mean? Thank you.

A. Spruce
Re: Install Pavers

Slope helps with directing water runoff away from the house. Typical slope is 1/4" per foot, not sure how that equates as a percentage.

Re: Install Pavers

2% = 1/4" drop over 12"

A. Spruce
Re: Install Pavers

There you have it! :D

Re: Install Pavers

Just a word of caution: pavers are set in sand, and the outer pavers (on the edges) have to be secured in place (with some below grade concrete or some sort of edger) - so they don't "walk".

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