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Posted: 07 April 2017,13:51 QUOTE

A few weeks ago had a new blocked paving driveway put in. At the time I did ask whether it was set too high to the side and front of the house but was assured it was fine, but still having doubts and don't want to leave it too long (just in case)!!!!! First pic is the new driveway, second is neighbours which is the same as ours was. Thanks for any help. Jan

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Posted: 07 April 2017,18:28 QUOTE

It's hard to say from that picture but the paving level needs to be at least 150mm below the damp proof course and falling away from the house.

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Posted: 07 April 2017,20:12 QUOTE

workaround
Not ideal but...


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Posted: 07 April 2017,22:25 QUOTE

guessing they just laid the new drive over the old?

youll need to find out where your damp course is, as have seen people render over and down past the dpm.

If your lucky your dpm is above your paving then you could cut the render along the length of the house at dpm or just above and break the bit underneath your cut out.

Worst case its on or even above your dpm then you have couple of options cheapest being install one of the work arounds in the link above

the dearest being lift paving back far enough for the levels to be dropped to correct heights but realistically you could end up needing to lift over half the drive (or at absolute worst ALL of the paving) to make it work which would double the cost of your installation
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Posted: 08 April 2017,07:24 QUOTE

"Bending the
rules" below dpc would mean at least 75 ml to paving height. As with all these f#%@ ups why didn't you pull the guys when they were laying  ???


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Posted: 08 April 2017,10:17 QUOTE

Hi and thanks for all replies.  My husband did mention the height of the blocks but was assured it was fine.  We know next to nothing about this kind of stuff so took their word for it.  Lesson learned!!!  They (but not sure who) are supposed to coming out on Monday but guess they will not admit their mistake and say it's fine.

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Posted: 11 April 2017,11:54 QUOTE

So: what did they say?

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