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OH wants to use wooden pallets for drainage under decking

  • 30-06-2022 2:09pm
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    OH wanted to lay artificial grass in an area of the garden. Told her it wouldn't be an issue, I'd get the bits and sort it out.

    Told her what I'd need gravel, sand, membrane and a wacker. Have it done in a day. She is bawking at the cost of gravel though. I told her it's needed or else the water would pool/flood.

    Her ingenious idea is to put sand down place wooden pallets over that and get wooden "decking" flooring squares from Ikea and nail that into the pallets. This will cost about a quarter of original and is of the opinion, "sure if it doesn't work we can do it proper next year".

    I dont mind doing it, it's her garden. Hole would be dug anyway and just get a tamper instead of a wacker for the sand. I'm not a tradesman though so what's going to go wrong here? As I know something will and would rather do it right today than fix it tomorrow.