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Matt Vogel    Posted 11-19-2003 at 16:45:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a drainage area that I recentley bearied some 4" sch.40 pvc pipe to drain the water. I covered the area with #2b limestone. It's approx. a 30 degree grade. What can I mix with the limestone so it will pack down? The limestone is like marbles and keeps moving around!

Red Dave    Posted 11-20-2003 at 06:28:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
It occurs to me that you may not want to pack it down. Packing requires fine stone dust to work in between the larger stones, plugging up the channels where water can run through. That would defeat the purpose of the drains.

jailkeeper    Posted 11-19-2003 at 20:43:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lime would also help to hold the rock in place and will last longer than sand. Here in my area, gravel pits sell CA6. It's a mixture of 3/4" white rock with small particles of crushed rock in it. It packs very tight and makes a solid base that won't move and shift like loose rock does.

JD-Tractor    Posted 11-19-2003 at 19:32:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
depends where you are at but ask about scalpings at your gravel supplier it will form into a mat and support traffic it has a lot of stone dust in it. you could also use what is called soil paving where you spread portland cement into the surface of the raod wet it down and it works well people use ti to pave cattle feed lots

LesWV    Posted 11-19-2003 at 18:56:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
30* is rather steep. Just about anything that you put down will be washed to the bottom during a good rain befor it gets packed.
You should have put down #2 Crush and Run first. For it contains a lot of limestone dust and packs very tightly. Then topped it off with the smaller "Pea" gravel.

deadcarp    Posted 11-19-2003 at 18:40:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
either dg (decomposed granite) or ab (asphalt base) will steady up a gravel roadbed. or if it,s available, spread some crushed concrete, level it off and hose it down. water will still go thru it. :)

Mike D.    Posted 11-19-2003 at 17:04:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we put in a farm lane several years ago I was told to use 'yard waste'. That is whatever the loader scoops up near the loading area. Big rock, small, crush & run, etc. Know what? It has proved out to be the best piece of road we got, and we have over 3/4 mile of gravel spread. Hope this helps you like it has us-

TB    Posted 11-19-2003 at 17:03:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I have seen people put some smaller stone on top the sprinkel with sand mound grade sand. Thay would even get extra and use it for anti skid for winter. It took a while but thay ended up with a solid driveway

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