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  • Sub base for driveway question

    Jan 21 2016 · The area will be pretty flat and with the existing concrete edges around the area it won't have a natural run off. The idea is to use a permeable sub base like the 4/20 crushed granite and then a light covering say max 50mm of gravel.

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  • How much gravel is needed for a concrete slab?

    Mar 26 2020 · Measuring the Driveway To measure the driveway in cubic feet multiply the length by width by depth. For cubic yards divide the total cubic feet by 27. Because one cubic yard of gravel is equal to 1.13 tons you can multiply your total cubic yards by 1.13 to convert this measurement to tons. What type of gravel goes under concrete?

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  • stone crete or crushed concrete for driveway

    Dec 10 2016 · Whats the difference stone crete or crushed concrete. Local place sells both but crushed concrete is $25/yard and stone crete is $35/yard. Click to expand I'd go for the crushed Conc myself. My driveway is surfaced with it (5-600' of it) and if placed and packed well it's hard as concrete when it dries out and is low dust in the summer months.

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  • Gravel Driveway Calculator

    Crushed stone is a common material to use for a driveway because it offers a nice clean look is resistant to weeds is affordable is easy to maintain and is easy to install. Gravel is commonly sold by the cubic yard so to find the material needed for a driveway you need to find the volume in yards.

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  • 22 Concrete Alternatives for Driveways Fence Posts and

    Paver driveways are not like poured concrete or asphalt driveways. They do not have a curing period. Once installed it’s ready to use. Pavers are used for driveways in an interlocking design. They are also called cement pavers but it’s actually made from sand aggregate and water. Pros. Very pleasing to look at high curb appeal.

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  • Adding Cement Mix to Gravel Driveway

    The gravel should be firmly tamped into the ground. For a driveway cement addition the use of forms is mandatory. Make sure the ground is completely level. Add firmly tamped dirt or sand to low areas. Add 4 inches of sump and 1 inch of aggregate before adding cement. The cement should be mixed and smoothed over the aggregate surface.

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  • Concrete Driveway Thickness: What Is The Right Depth?

    Most residential concrete driveways are 4” thick and placed on a compacted 4” to 8” thick base of gravel or crushed stone. Adding rebar can double or almost triple the strength of a standard 3000 PSI concrete driveway. Increasing to 5” will increase the strength by about 50% and even more with rebar.

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  • Is Crushed Concrete a Cheaper Alternative For Your Driveway?

    Nov 08 2019 · Keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to use crushed concrete for your new driveway. Meeting Your Needs. Depending on how many vehicles you own how many guests you typically invite and numerous other factors you may need a larger driveway than is typical. This can make the process of choosing a material complied.

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  • Garden Guides

    Dec 03 2010 · A crushed stone driveway is one of many options to consider when installing a new driveway. Benefits of installing a crushed stone driveway are lack of maintenance and ease of care plus these driveways provide an excellent drainage system. Crushed stones are available in a wide range of colors making them fit into many landscaping designs.

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  • How to Keep Gravel in a Driveway From Washing Away

    Jul 15 2013 - The best way to prevent gravel washout on a driveway is to improve the drainage by installing French drains culverts and channel drains. Pinterest. Today. Explore. When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users explore by touch or with swipe gestures.

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  • Recycled Asphalt Driveway RV Pad Parking Area

    The more processed versions would be 'screened' or 'crushed'. These will be easier to work with and will usually look better because they contain only smaller pieces but it costs a bit more because of processing. We generally use a very fine 'double-crushed' version for most projects which

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  • Driveways

    Driveways. Crushed oyster shells have become a popular and attractive alternative to concrete and asphalt driveways seeing quite the resurgence in recent years! All along the East Coast many are using crushed oyster shells as an ecologically friendly and safe alternative to petroleum-based products (asphalt).

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  • 12 Stunning Driveway Ideas To Transform Your Home's

    Apr 01 2021 · Utilizing materials like recycled crushed concrete this driveway is ideal for a rural setting or an area that’s prone to heavy rains. Packed gravel does a good job of keeping muddy puddles at bay giving you a beautiful concrete driveway that is always clean and

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  • Why How to Use Recycled Crushed Concrete

    Nov 07 2019 · US History of Using Crushed Concrete for Roadway and Driveway Construction. Since the 1940s recycling concrete pavements (crushed concrete)

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  • 3 Environmentally Friendly Material Options For Your Driveway

    Recycling crushed concrete to be reused helps reduce landfill overflow and saves more resources from being used to create new concrete. The concrete can be crushed down to specific sizes cleaned so that unwanted debris is removed from the mixture and reused. As it is crushed into small pieces this concrete allows water to permeate the driveway.

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  • Is Crushed Limestone Good For Driveways?

    Sep 09 2019 · Crushed limestone is commonly used as a ballast for railway tracks and as a base material for concrete and tarmacked roads and driveways. More recently it has become a popular stone to use for the top layer of a gravel driveway – possibly because of its durability but also possibly because it is cheap and readily available.

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  • Driveway Paving Alternatives: A Guide to Selecting a Better Driveway

    This is because while asphalt concrete and other impervious types of driveways are somewhat durable and nice-looking they pose many problems that can lead to an unsightly driveway extra vehicle maintenance injury muddy messes and other issues that the average family should not have to deal with.

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  • Removing Weeds from Your Gravel Driveway

    Nov 27 2010 · 2. Use Weed Control. If you already have weeds in your gravel driveway it can take a long time to remove them all by hand. You may wish to remove some of the larger weeds in order to prevent damage or inconvenience to your car as you enter or leave the driveway but it can oftentimes be easier to use a weed control chemical or formula.

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  • The 411 on Recycled Concrete: Uses Benefits and How To

    Recycling concrete consists of breaking removing and crushing concrete from an existing loion and then using it to create a new reusable material. There are many benefits and uses of recycled concrete and it’s often the best option for concrete removal.

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  • Pros and Cons of a Gravel Driveway

    Jun 29 2021 · Gravel driveways require regular maintenance much more than concrete or asphalt driveways. Regular maintenance helps ensure the optimal performance of a gravel driveway and helps prevent costly replacement. Depending on the local climate and how much traffic the driveway receives gravel surfaces must be regraded once a year or more.

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  • When To Use Crushed Stone As Opposed To Gravel For A Project

    The smooth surface of the stones makes it a good choice for driveways walkways and more decorative landscape use. Color will vary from yellow and reddish hues to bluish and grayish hues. Limestone dolomite granite and trap rock are the most common types of rock used to produce crushed stone.

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  • 15 Practical Driveway Ideas Perfect for Any Budget

    Crushed Concrete Driveway. Have you ever wondered what concrete companies do when they have a job where they have to remove old concrete and replace it with new? Well they crush it and sell it off as a recycled material. You can purchase these

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  • Eco Recycling Group

    Crushed concrete is a great way to build driveways pathways garden beds and more. Learn all about how and why should use recycled crushed concrete.

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  • Gravel vs. Concrete Driveway

    Concrete Driveways are Solid Yet Flawed. People enjoy concrete driveways when they are first installed because of the smooth surface they provide while driving on them. As they age however functional and aesthetic issues may arise. Over time your driveway will likely develop cracks as it settles the way many home foundations do. Stains show up.

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  • What are the advantages of concrete driveways

    There are tons of advantages of building a concrete driveway. First and foremost it is a cheap and durable alternative to most of the driveway materials out there. There are numerous materials and a whole lot of designs that you can go for which w

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  • 3 Reasons Why It's Important To Use Crushed Stone Under Concrete Slabs

    Apr 28 2014 · Concrete may seem strong but after many years elements and pressure it will eventually crack. So in order to make your concrete last as long as your money that went into it adding a layer of crushed stone under a slab of concrete will increase the life of your investment. Here are 3 reasons why a layer of crushed stone is important to the life of your concrete:

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  • Does Anybody Use Sand as a Base Before They Pour Concrete

    Question by Guest_92619001: Does anybody use sand as a base before they pour concrete of a driveway? I was told by one of the contractor that I needed to put a layer of sand before I poured concrete for the driveway. Another contractor told me that no sand is used because it is the cause for cracks as the concrete moves. I am confused.

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  • Portland cement coating on an asphalt driveway

    I live in New England so freeze/thaw and snow removal an issue. My driveway is about 600' long 12' wide. Current surface is road base with drainage underneath using crushed stone and geotextile fabric.

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