In a previous article, we presented how to build a solid base for a stoop.
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Now we need to ensure proper drainage and stabilization of the system.
Downspouts & Surface Drainage
Watch as we handle drainage problems in a stoop construction project.
All drainage problems need to be taken care of.
In this case, we have 2 downspouts and a gravel bed that needs to be drained.
STEP 1: Install schedule 40 pipes to direct the water that will flow through the downspouts and the gravel bed.
STEP 2: Elbow those pipes to a surface drain.
This surface drain permits proper surface and subsurface drainage for the bedding layer.
STEP 3: Plumb it all out into the environment.
Biaxial Grid Stabilization
Using a geogrid is a cheap insurance against settlement and failure.
When building raised structures like a stoop or a raised patio, we recommend adding a layer of biaxial geogrid every 8 to 16 inches.
This geogrid should have strength in both directions and it should be tensioned at 3%.
Make sure it extends completely to the face of the block.
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