How to fix Patio issue?


Needing help with this area that has washed away the little amt of dirt that was there & as you can see needs to be addressed.

my hubby would like to add concrete up to the bottom of the step pictured w/ the metal flashing (right side of the photo)& have it slant slightly so it runs down the rest of the patio/hill

I do want it to also look nice too ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

how to fix patio issue
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  • Mogie Mogie 4 days ago

    Do you have a water problem is that how the dirt was washed away?

    • Mogie Mogie 4 days ago

      Seems like a french drain would help with the water problem. After that you could landscape and perhaps add a retaining wall so the yard is all one level.

  • LindsayMelrose LindsayMelrose 4 days ago

    When we moved in there was dirt and lantana but which was good for several years & I pulled the lantana and itโ€™s now as itโ€™s pictured

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec 4 days ago

    You could contact your cooperative extension for what plants to put in to stop the erosion.

  • Flipturn Flipturn 3 days ago

    How would you like to use this portion of the yard?

    Are you hoping to be able to plant some trees or other greenery?

    Are you hoping to expand the concrete portion of the patio?

    Would you like to have lawn or landscaping such as low maintenance rocks?

    Please tell us a little more about your goals for making improvements to this part of the yard so that we can better answer your question.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law 3 days ago

    I think the first thing is to direct your water and drainage. Perhaps a french drain or similar. You may want to consider adding a few small plants to help hold the soil as well. If you go with concrete, add a dye to stain it or stamp it - some type of decorative addition to make it more appealing since concrete is rather boring.

  • I agree about addressing the drainage and water flow first, especially if you plan to add concrete. We had a concrete patio for years and we loved it. It was inexpensive and we painted it a pretty color, however we just tore it up and put down pavers, because the ground underneath settled so badly, everything cracked. We put pavers down instead, because if more settling does occur, we can lift them in the areas needed, add more sand or base and put them back. With concrete, once it's cracked, there is no fixing it.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer 2 days ago

    You could cement it and make a small little area on the end the water can sit in and run down like a small trench but like 3 inches wide just for the water run off