Reverse Sloping Walkway

front porch slope

The walkway to the entry of this home has settled and now directs rain water into the crawlspace.  I would expect an ice buildup hazard (slipping) on this walkway during the wintertime.

The foundation is built from concrete block. This excessive moisture is deteriorating the mortar that holds the block together.

I gave the owner the suggestion of a thin brick or stone overlay and direct the slope away from the house by adjusting the thickness of the mortar beneath the brick or stone pavers.

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