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Old 08-20-2014, 11:04 PM
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Road building Unprocessed gravel vs shale

I'm building a 1600 ft road/driveway that will see heavy weight often. I need to stick to unprocessed materials for cost. I can get shale or unprocecessed gravel of decent quality, nothing huge and ugly in it, decent mix of stone, clay loam, and sand. Both are 10ish a yard with trucking. I will be topping it with crusher run and I will probably do road fabric too.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:03 AM
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what do you mean by unprocessed gravel? Size comparison, is it #57, 34, etc...

For heavier weight do a larger base stone topped with a 57 size for consistency/uniformity.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:28 AM
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I can get rca free here, maybe try looking around on craigslist? Not familiar with that other stuff, cant help you there
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:00 AM
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Unprocessed gravel, basically bank run of okay quality. I figure the material in each case is not far off of free. 10 a yard is basically just trucking
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:59 AM
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Ive used 'pit run' or whatever you want to call it here before.

Seems to me i paid about $3.50/ton picked up at the yard. Mostly sandy and clean gravel, compacted well enough and was good and cheap
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:02 PM
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Shale sucks as it's too soft and turns to powder quickly.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:25 PM
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Yeah I know shale can break down but most of our cheaper pit run/ bank run is going to be a little soily or clayey so is fairly likely to rut with moisture.
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