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Old 02-06-2020, 10:45 PM   #21
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gravel texture

bill we have that stuff I think its a brown texture and it will pack very well. I am taking my white stuff out this spring and putting the brown in there.

been 3 years since I put the white in and its still very loose wont pack at all

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I have used a variety of gravel. I discovered ďroad bondĒ late. This stuff packs. Meanwhile gravel I laid down ten years ago still hasnít packed...
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:44 PM   #22
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Local climate can make a big difference in what is needed for structure. Heavy wet snow loads can be tons that will collapse a lightweight metal frame (camper roof, too). I erected this one on a gravel pad with stone dust finish and anchored it to precast concrete parking stops. The frame supplier "engineered" the truss design for the snow and wind loads based on zip code. Seems to be working as planned.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:01 AM   #23
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your stone dust

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.

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Old 02-08-2020, 09:33 AM   #24
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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.

bob
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 .
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:40 AM   #25
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brown and brown

steve I have used that brown on brown stuff on my long driveway for a base I think I put it in another garage and drove my mower on it a bunch to pack it down and its good now.

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Old 06-30-2020, 12:15 PM   #26
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Regs and requirements vary by location, but many years ago I did a 10x20 patio with my dad. We did all the work - subbase, tamping, joints, screed, float - except delivering the concrete. Truck backed up, poured it out, and away we went. It passed inspection and is still in use by the current owners.

The point being, you can do a pad yourself, but you need to do your homework ahead of time and have at least one helper. YMMV.
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