This is a follow-up question to this post: How would you grade this patio?

What if instead of running a 1/32" per foot along the red lines (East to West) for the full run, I leveled off after 10 feet or so? The pitch along the blue lines (North to South) would stay as suggested for the full patio (1/8" per foot).

I've included a picture where the purple section would have "two directional" pitch (net pitch of NE to SW), and a cyan section where the pitch would only follow the Blue lines (North to South).

Are there any potential issues with this approach? Thanks in advance.

Patio Grading

  • Why not follow the advice of the answer you accepted...
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 19:23
  • Not sure I follow. The original post wasn’t mine.
    – sbthomann
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 19:28
  • If you don't maintain consistent grading in one direction, you will end up with a trip hazard where the purple meets the cyan.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 19:50
  • Thanks @FreeMan , that’s a helpful consideration I hadn’t thought of.
    – sbthomann
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 20:40


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