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    Advice needed to control erosion around concrete deck.

    I really need advice on controlling erosion around our concrete deck. Our pool was built on a small downgrade, which required over 200 yards of sand backfill.

    What is the best method of controlling runoff? Should I use corrugated drain pipe and gravel around the perimeter? Can I just add top soil and plant grass, or will it continue to erode?

    Also, I would really appreciate some advice regarding landscaping. What is the best method of landscaping a steep backfill area? We are considering large rocks, but we live in the country surrounded by water and may have a problem with snakes.

    Thank you.

    Dave
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    Re: Advice needed to control erosion around concrete deck.

    Quote Originally Posted by DP_Michigan
    I really need advice on controlling erosion around our concrete deck. Our pool was built on a small downgrade, which required over 200 yards of sand backfill.

    What is the best method of controlling runoff? Should I use corrugated drain pipe and gravel around the perimeter? Can I just add top soil and plant grass, or will it continue to erode?

    Also, I would really appreciate some advice regarding landscaping. What is the best method of landscaping a steep backfill area? We are considering large rocks, but we live in the country surrounded by water and may have a problem with snakes.

    Thank you.

    Dave
    Dave,
    For the short term, considering the approaching fall weather, is to install some straw wattles on the slope. See [http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwate...cific&bmp=121] for a discussion on the best uses for them. If you go that route, you can get them from Home Depot or similar.

    Once you have the wattles installed, then you will have time to establish your landscaping. If snakes are a problem, probably go with a low shrub or grass that will do well in your area. Your local nursery can help point you in the right direction.

    Of course, depending on the type of snake, you may want a few around to help with the rodent population

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    Re: Advice needed to control erosion around concrete deck.

    I have decided to use corrugated drain pipe with stone to control erosion / drainage problems around concrete deck.

    I have also decided to landscape our steep slope with landscape fabric, large boulders and river rock.

    Wish me luck.

    Thanks.

    Dave
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    Re: Advice needed to control erosion around concrete deck.

    Good luck Dave!

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    Re: Advice needed to control erosion around concrete deck.

    Nice pool. We have a very similar build starting this week (rectangle as well) with an 18" high side where our yard slopes off towards the woods.. Please post picks of the completed landscaping ! On a side note what liner did you chose. I like the water color. Much appreciated.
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    Re: Advice needed to control erosion around concrete deck.

    rather than a slope, can you make it "shelves". We have a large slope and we are putting a small 2 foot wall, then a planter area, another 3 foot wall, another planter area, and then one more section. There will be 3 planter areas stepping up to the patio.
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