Patio - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bahena_ari
March 24, 2010
We want to start a patio of cement. Before we put Cement down do we have to put gravel?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2010


Yes, you'll want to dig out proposed patio area, tamp the soil so it's compacted, lay gravel and then pour your patio. The thick layer of gravel will keep the concrete from absorbing moisture from the soil and it will make sure the area drains well. Everything needs to be tamped down and compacted well before you pour your concrete so you have a sturdy, level bed beneath the concrete.

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