Originally Posted by k0wtz
guess I will have to call our local gravel company and get a load. still leaning to the brown gravel which packs down real good.
I would look at Class 5 fill . It is designed as a base under roads , driveways , patios and slabs . It drains and compacts well but it is more expensive than sand or gravel fill . Normally it is brown or brown / yellow in color .
If you are looking for a stone fill that compacts and drains well Trap Rock is another option . The last time I bought a ten yard load the price was approx 2 to 3 times that of clean sand fill .