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Best Sub Base For Concrete Slabgravel Driveway

the actual pouring of the concrete is a fairly straightforward process if you have a good base is everything when it comes to successful concrete projects. if you're building something like a driveway, you're going to want a 

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  • Best Base For Concrete Driveway

    Best Base For Concrete Driveway

    what the best base for concrete driveway (have clay soil sub-base) ? how thick you should have at least a 4' base of compacted gravel and it should be well drained. i have seen a lot of slabs with just fiberglass crack.

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  • Gravel Under Garage Floor?

    Gravel Under Garage Floor?

    planning to use 2' reclaimed xps under garage floor which is on high excavator and builder say that floor should be sand, xps, poly then concrete. to soil under the driveway outside the garage or outside the foundation, which a garage generally isn't a good place to store things that must stay dry, 

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  • Diy Concrete How To Prepare Your Subgrade

    Diy Concrete How To Prepare Your Subgrade

    working with exterior flatwork requires a great deal of planning, and if you're tackling your own diy on virgin clay, the area will need to be backfilled with either sand, gravel or crushed stone. failure to properly compact the subgrade will lead to cracking. use a string line and level to set your grade at the slab's surface.

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  • How To Lay Pavers, Brick, Patio Stone And Stone Pavers

    How To Lay Pavers, Brick, Patio Stone And Stone Pavers

    no matter if they are all mortared to a concrete slab or have 12 of base under them, drive the stakes down until the top reaches the desired height of the new when you begin laying the base, slightly moisten the sub-grade (which at this 

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  • Best Types Of Gravel For Driveways

    Best Types Of Gravel For Driveways

    these rocks form a strong foundation for your driveway and ensure good of gravel will act as the base, and four inches will be used in the concrete slab.

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  • Crushed Concrete & Concrete Aggregate 101

    Crushed Concrete & Concrete Aggregate 101

    crushed concrete, also referred to as recycled concrete aggregate, may be 21a gravel is made up of small particles and makes a great base for patio to gravel driveways, regular concrete driveways, or asphalt driveways.

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  • Installing The Best Paver Base For Concrete & Porcelain Pavers

    Installing The Best Paver Base For Concrete & Porcelain Pavers

    installing the proper paver base for concrete or porcelain pavers. by installation approach is critical for a strong paver patio, walkway, or driveway. walk-behind compactor before adding the gravel around the paver base.

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  • Does Anybody Use Sand As A Base Before They Pour

    Does Anybody Use Sand As A Base Before They Pour

    interested in a concrete driveways job? enter a zip below and get matched to top-rated pros near you. zip code. please enter a valid zip code. otherwise, what is under a slab depends on the ground you are pouring the slab on, a compactor to hammer it down), use a subbase and base course (gravel and sand)'.

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  • Subgrades & Subbases For Concrete Slabs

    Subgrades & Subbases For Concrete Slabs

    guide to subgrades and subbases, which support concrete slabs. subbase—this is a layer of gravel on top of the subgrade; base (or base the subbase material is usually a reasonably low cost gravel without a lot of fines. sand that you can drive a 4 rebar into about 1 foot with a 5-pound hammer 

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  • Choosing The Right Paver Base Material

    Choosing The Right Paver Base Material

    sand, stone and concrete aggregate are all options. types of paver base materials; paver base best practices; find quality paving materials subgrade: the deepest level, composed of the compacted soil beneath the installation lintel block 5 types of pavers to upgrade your patio front yard retaining wall ideas 

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  • Thickness, Rebar & More

    Thickness, Rebar & More

    to ensure that your concrete driveway will look good for many years to come, to a good subgrade-one that will provide adequate support, ensure an even slab be removed and replaced with good material, such as gravel or crushed rock.

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  • How To Pack Down Rock Before Pouring Concrete

    How To Pack Down Rock Before Pouring Concrete

    whether you pour concrete for a walkway or patio, a strong gravel base is required to prevent the concrete from cracking and shifting. gravel is especially 

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  • Compacting A Base For Pavers

    Compacting A Base For Pavers

    a compacted base; paving slabs, stone pavers, brindle blocks, and concrete once the ground is fairly solid, you can start adding the sub base material. having a good mix of large and fine particles is recommended for 

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  • Best Types Of Gravel For Patios

    Best Types Of Gravel For Patios

    the strongest enclosures have a base of cement, topped with decorative elements, such as slate or stone. once the enclosure's complete, you'll excavate the patio 

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  • 10-Step Guide To Installing Pavers

    10-Step Guide To Installing Pavers

    whether you plan to install brick, concrete or stone pavers, the installed it is a good idea to be familiar with the process. for the planned use which depends on the sub-base material and thicker layer will be needed than that for a patio.

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  • Diy Home Improvement Forum - Diy Chatroom

    Diy Home Improvement Forum - Diy Chatroom

    what is the difference between useing gravel or sand as a bed over compacted soil in order to lay a concrete slab? i hear of that's a good point re no need for a vb under an exterior slab. i wonder the worse the subgrade or the higher the load, the thicker the base should be. driveway gravel grades.

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  • What Is Crusher Run?

    What Is Crusher Run?

    the combination of both crushed stone and stone dust creates a low void content crusher run is typically used underneath concrete slabs, patios, driveways, are used to compact the crusher run to create a firm sub-base for the concrete to 

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  • Gravel Under Concrete Pad

    Gravel Under Concrete Pad

    dirt is also good for building up a pad, but will require compaction before you can it doesn't matter what you use for a sub base as long as it is 

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  • Crushed Stone Vs. Pea Gravel What'S The Difference?

    Crushed Stone Vs. Pea Gravel What'S The Difference?

    whether you're looking to add some landscaping or are trying to find the best to use or crushed stone as a subbase material before pouring concrete. is typically used for parking lots, driveways, shoulder stone, or railroad ballast.

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  • Patio Crushed Gravel Bed Base Vs Concrete Base

    Patio Crushed Gravel Bed Base Vs Concrete Base

    wondering about best method for patio construction. to movement/settling: a poured concrete base or a crushed gravel bed base? (ex. use of retaining wall with gravel bed, pouring sub frost-line footings for concrete, etc.). if you want to play rough with your driveway, put away the pavers and choose the rocky road.

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  • Concrete Slab Needs Quality Self-Compacting

    Concrete Slab Needs Quality Self-Compacting

    what type of stone would be best for filling a cavity under a planned would you do to ensure the concrete slab that will be poured on top of the fill will the truck driver can shoot tons of this pea gravel into your foundation in 

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  • Subgrade And Subbase For Concrete Slabs

    Subgrade And Subbase For Concrete Slabs

    gravel and sand compacts best with a drum roller or a vibrating plate compactor. cohesive soil can best be compacted using a vibrating sheepsfoot roller or a rammer. for small projects, or around the edges, pipes, or columns, a plate compactor provides good compaction for sand or gravel.

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