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Save a dollar....lol!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by steveair, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073


    was at a techo-blok seminar this past week (I bet somone else here was at the same one!) and they brought up the subject of 'how to save a dollar' when doing base prep for a driveway.

    Basically, what they suggest is after removing the asphault, you first take out a few inches of existing base to accomodate the pavers/bedding layer and then till portland cement into the existing top layer of existing base.

    I was kind of hilarious, because the guy lecturer seemed very excited about the whole process but in reality, I think it was a 'once in a lifetime' chance to save money.

    The key to the whole process was to have a driveway that ALREADY had a 8-12" crushed/minus base under it. I think it was best said by someone who stated, "I have yet to dig up a ashpault drive with more than 4" of stone under it".

    A great idea, but in reality, a big flop.


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