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Screenings Instead Of Crusher Run

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES, Aug 29, 2007.


    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Hey Guys, Was Working A Job Today And Ran A Little Short On Crusher Run While Leveling My Base And Was Wondering If I Could Use Some Extra Washed Screenings I Had Left To Finish Leveling The Base If I Compacted Them Like The Crusher Run? I Had Not Heard Of Doing That Before, But The Guy At The Stone Yard Said It Would Be Fine B/c The Screenings Will Tamp Just Like The Crusher. What Do You Guys Think? And If You Are Not Sure, Please Resist From Answering With An Assumption. Thanks.
  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I would give my okay with it if you mix the screenings in with the base material and not just use them as a top dressing.

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    100 views and one post? Did I stump everyone or bore them?
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    It's kind of a silly question. Just got get more road base. Geez
  5. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    i wouldnt use screenings, but then again i dont know much about hardscaping. Screenings have a tendancy to turn to mush when they get saturdated with water, so screenings alone is not a good idea to put where there will be water present, like the above post mentioned mix it with a larger aggregate to get a good locking bond, or take your truck to the quarry and get a few more tons of modified
  6. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    Mix the screenings with clean stone, add a little water to bind them together and you should be fine.

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    just for fyi, i went to the yard and purchased more crush, the point of the post was to learn something new for next time. thanks for the input guys.

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