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Laying Slabs & Chips up to a wooden garage.

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by sleptwithatradesman, 16 Apr 2013.

  1. sleptwithatradesman

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    Hi,

    I'm planning the landscaping of my garden at the moment.
    Just now it is a mixture of old slabs and concrete.

    I have a wooden garage at the bottom of the garden with a concrete path running alongside. This path leads to a wall bizzarely and a bit of it is at the sunny corner of the garden, I want to reclaim this corner of the garden as a seated bit.

    The path sits around 4" lower than the slabbed area beside it. My plan is to build this up using old slabs (& sand) then edge off an area and put some nice slabs down surrounded by some nice chips.

    The problem is I don't know the best way to finish these old slabs when they hit the wooden garage. would leaving a 3 or 4" trench filled with stones between slabs and wood be enough to stop the Wooden garage getting soaked and rotting?

    I've done a high tech. fag packet drawing to try and better explain. The area in red is the bit I want to build up.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

     
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    Even filled with stones it will allow damp to seep into the timbers, you need to have nothing at all immediately in front of the timber.
     
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  4. sleptwithatradesman

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    OK thanks, I was afraid of that. A gap it is.
     
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