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Patio paver base

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tawolcott, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. tawolcott

    tawolcott LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    The delivery truck while dumping a load of modified backing onto the escavated area of the patio (in one section). The soil is heavy clay and we had had some rain. In short, I now have 2 10-12" ruts where the truck went too far ( we were dumpin on one side and moving to the other side of the patio area by hand. What's the best thing to do at this point.

    1) line w/ fabric in the ruts, fill with modified, then line over top of the 'new' flat surface?
    2)just fill with 2A until compacted flat , then fabric and move on?
    3) ?

    When finished (if the truck hadn't done this), the base would be 10"

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  2. tawolcott

    tawolcott LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Weak site .
  3. Pavers Plus

    Pavers Plus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    I think if it was me, I'd line the rut with stabilizing fabric, then fill with 3/4 stone (#57 stone) to get back to grade. Then go ahead with your normal stabilizing fabric / Modified stone installation.

    What may end up happening if you use the same modified gravel in the rut as the rest of the base is you may encounter varied freeze/thaw conditions in the deeper area of modified........

    hope this helps.

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