Asked on Jul 2, 2013
Can pavers be laid on top of dirt without causing a drainage problem?
I had some extra 4x6 paving stones left over from my front walkway job. This afternoon I laid them down in a nice pattern in an area where we keep trash cans. I raked and cleaned up the spot, put pavers down and put clean trash cans back. Here's the problem: my husband thinks rain water will not drain properly and might go into nearby window well. He said they should be put on sand, level with the ground, not "on top of" the dirt. He piled them all back up in the corner : ( I thought water could go between the pavers since there is no mortar. There are gutters above, so water wouldn't gush down. But I don't want to be foolish and take a chance of a flood in my basement. Any opinions??