Grading on Inside Corner

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Posted by: from Moncton
6/2/2021 at 12:22:41 PM

I am installing a paver patio on the inside corner of the house.

My question is, do I need to grade away from the house on both sides, or can I just grade down one side?

I have attached a very rough sketch of what I mean.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Grading on Inside Corner
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Ian in Edmonton
Date/Time6/2/2021 at 2:40:42 PM

Either way works, whatever you prefer. It may be beneficial in removing water from the site if there is a swale beside the home and you're directing water towards that swale.

The Code simply requires that grades slope away from a building. In Edmonton it's a requirement to contain runoff water on your property and direct it to the City property at the front and/or rear as the case may be.

It's also a Code requirement for foundations to project a minimum of 6" above grade and for exterior dampproofing to extend to (and terminate at) grade level.

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Kyler in Moncton
Date/Time6/2/2021 at 6:40:33 PM

Thanks Ian, looked everywhere online for this scenario but couldn't find anything. Appreciate it!

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