Block paving almost reaching the top of damp proof course

I recently had a block paving driveway done. As the drive slopes towards the house the builder put an eco drain linked to a soakway so rain water could drain into it which is good However he has continued the block paving all the way to the wall of the house and has almost reached the top of the dpc and there’s only a half a bricks width of dpc remaining. He has also covered half of air vent? Is this a problem? Can I leave it like this? My friend said I should get him to remove the blocks next to the wall drill down to make a gap between the house and driveway put a plastic sheet in and fill it with stones and link it to a exhausting corner drain? he said if I leave it the rain water will splash on to the walls and cause damp. Is he correct? Won’t it just fill with water?? Won’t it still cause rain water splash back on the wall I do not want to damage my new driveway, please advise the best option without having to redo the whole drive. My builder did not mention any of this he said it’s all ok and nothing to worry about

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Personally I make sure I'm atleast 1 brick below damp course and even the I would put a track drain against the house and connect to the drain or a saok away
23rd May 2022
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All hard standing should be 150mm below damp course in accordance with current regulations. Air bricks should not be covered. Very least if consented on private property should be 75mm below.
20th Jun 2022
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