12:31PM | 06/10/03
Member Since: 06/09/03
1 lifetime posts
We recently had 2 15 inch tall brick planters built in front and up against our house along the walkway and in front of a bay window. Our house is made out of stucco. We filled the planters with dirt. The dirt is now touching the stucco walls (this was not my idea and I warned my other half about doing this). Anyways 3 weeks later the other half has decided after all that it's not a good idea to have the dirt against the wall (duh). Any ideas on what we should do?

We have thought about tearing down half of the brick work which we paid 1000.00 to have put in and remove some of the dirt. We have also thought about putting a cement wall between the wall of the house and the dirt in the planters. However, I think water could get in between the cement wall and the wall of the house. We did put a very good drainage system in the planters. Please help.

Thank you,


06:29AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 05/27/03
4 lifetime posts
I share your feeling. I am planning to
install a planter box also under the
Bay Window outside of my house. A lot of
landscape contractor warned me that there might be moisture and water problem and discouraged me from doing that.

Since you have experience, if I ask a
landscape contractor to install the planter
box for me, what do you suggest me to
specify to them e.g. a good drainage system
etc. and what else???


02:36PM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 04/13/04
1 lifetime posts
I am planning on having a long brick planter installed around my stucco-walled house. Any suggestions as to how to avoid the problems I have heard might occur with doing this? (such as water seeping up the walls, termite invitation, poor drainage, dampness under the house). My landscaper said that he would apply "Henry's" water proofing against the stucco. I am worried about going forward with the installation. Any tips, suggestions. Thank you


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