Hi Gerry, i laid decorative gravel on top of weed proof fabric which covers soil about 18 months ago. I am finding that with wet weather and footfall (last year!) water is pooling in the gravel and some areas are sinking underfoot. Should I have put hardcore on soil first and compacted it before the weed proof fabric and gravel was put down ? A pic of garden under construction is on my profile. Go raibh mile maith agat
It sounds as though the soil under the membrane has compacted and is preventing drainage. You could simply top up the gravel but if the drainage problem persists you may have weeds growing in the gravel after a time and the area might need to be re-laid.