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Eckersley Garden Architecture Create drainage Not getting into too much detail here, but one of the issues with a paved area is surface water and ensuring there’s adequate drainage. There are a number of permeable grouts and jointing compounds on the market that can be used to make sure the surface water drains correctly. It’s also essential to make sure the paving has an adequate fall, no matter how small the area, in order to alleviate ponding, which inevitably causes problems during heavy rain or icy conditions. Planting between paving not only looks good and retains the green feel of the garden, it can help with drainage issues, as you’re not sealing the joints between the slabs.