Anyone use this base before?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by xtreem3d, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    haha. That would be nice but I stoped at the part where he said georgia. You arent going to replace 5 inches of aggregate base in deep freeze zones.

    edit- I went back and watched the rest. He never even says how the stuff works. Just how much it will save you.
     
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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How well would this work in East TN where the hardest freezes rarely go deeper than 3 inches into the soil. I'm wanting to put a paver patio on top of a flat spot in my back yard that was excavated and used for an above ground pool by the previous owners. The area has a heavily compacted clay base with 2 inches of sand on top. Looking at the video for this and knowing how well red clay compacts would it work well with removing the sand and adding 3 inches of crusher run base, sand, and then the panels?
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dont understand the point of the panels to start with. Their own video didnt even explain the point. I would skip the panels in any event unless Im missing something but it seemed like a gimmick.

    As for your project, IDK what the construction standards are down south but clay doesnt drain so you dont want to have that in mind but I would imagine 3ish inches would be sufficient in such a moderate climate. Someone here from your area will know anyway.
     
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah just looked up the cost of the mats, rock is much cheaper, this stuff is $18.99/6squarefoot panel. I would already have to have rock hauled in for a thin base, so I might as well get a few more inches and not fool with the plastic panels. I can see how this could be a good thing for a DIY homeowner, that doesn't want to use equipment or move dirt by hand. I'm also have a feeling I could get it cheaper through a supply house but not so sure about it if pros turn their nose up at it.
     
  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    i thought the same thing,
     

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