Is it a bad idea to put a fence post "through" patio stones? We're building a patio and then enclosing 2 sides of it with a privacy wall. I want to make the patio larger than the enclosed area so there is extra space for storage behind the wall.
After researching the right way to install a 4x4 post this is the design I came up with. The idea is that I'll cut the patio stones to fit snug around each post. Then I'll caulk the edges. Below the patio stone is the sand and gravel. Halfway through the gravel the concrete of the post starts; it's dome shaped to divert water away from the post.
Things to note
- No dirt is touching the post; only sand and gravel
- 12' pressure treated posts
- A little less than 4 bags (80#) each post
- Posts are 6' apart