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tlojohnson
03-29-2010, 12:31 AM
I have a Long driveway that is about 8,000 sqf. Actually there is nothing there yet but dirt. I want to use pavers and wanted to know what you put under the pavers for you base and if the base is expensive
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Crash
04-01-2010, 10:00 PM
12" of 23A stone mix compacted every few inches. 1" of 2NS sand screeded. Don't forget to use poly Techniseal sand in the joints and a good solid edging. We use BEAST from UNILOCK, some people like using concrete.

DJJS
04-02-2010, 02:09 PM
12" of 23A stone mix compacted every few inches. 1" of 2NS sand screeded. Don't forget to use poly Techniseal sand in the joints and a good solid edging. We use BEAST from UNILOCK, some people like using concrete.

We do the same for driveways 12" base compacted in 2 inch lifts, we rent a much bigger compactor for driveway paver jobs. I dnot use concrete for edging but if you do get the geotextile coming up the side in between the pavers & the poured edge so if the concrete cracks the sand/aggregate doesnt escape thru the gap

BrandonV
04-02-2010, 11:05 PM
he's in florida, they don't even use base in some places just pack and stack.

procut
04-08-2010, 01:10 AM
^ Yeah, since your in a frost free climate, just some compacted sand would probably do the trick. After a number of years it will settle right in the tire tracks where you always drive, though. Are you a homeowner wanting to do this?

mathews
04-08-2010, 08:44 AM
Dont use just sand. It MAY work, but it MAY not gonna cost you alot more to go in rip it out n start over. At least excavate 8-10" in build ur base right. I would pay someone to do this if i were you. In florida some guys work for next to nothing anyways. BUT if you are gonna be cheap wen hiring a contractor, than ull get wat u pay for, n thatll b a rutted up driveway thats very unattractive

CALandscapes
04-08-2010, 06:14 PM
4-6" compacted sub base with 1" sand bed.

Call a professional, though.

Good luck.