Here is my dilemma: to remove the stones or not (line of stone at top left in the lawn). My plan would be to regrade the soil next to my wall and to add concrete slabs on top of the grade soil. I also have lots of limestone screening and gravel that I just removed from the bed of a shed that I demolished.
The area in enclosed by the border stones is mostly dry except for the corner where I have the problems shown in the picture. The border stones are set under the dripping line of my roof.
My question is this: Do I need to remove those stones in order to do a proper job?
If I grade the soil aren't my slabs going to be sloped as well? I am wondering what is the proper way to do this, which is to have the soil graded and the slabs level.
(The picture has some more annotations because I intend to ask a couple of more questions about this project.)
Edit: I amfinally resuming my work on this and I wanted to see if anybody can tell me if this is recommended or not. As you can see in the second picture I am planning to add a second line of stones like the ones you see in the first picture and after that I would like to put the precast concrete slabs on top of them. The stones that are closer to the house will be set higher and that will give the slabs a slight slope. Question: do I need to fill in with gravel and crushed lime stone or I can simply add soil there? I am thinking that soil should be enough since the slabs will sit on the stones anyway. What do you guys think?