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Your suggestion for a car "parking pad"?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GarPA, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    We do get some weird requests at times so your advice is appreciated. ONe of our weekly customers wants a plance to wash their car at the rear of the yard. Her township will not allow her to pave it (thats weird I know)
    The final "look" of the parking pad is not an issue but it does need to allow her to be able to wash her car on this "pad"

    Gravel on top of heavy fabric might move around too much. Perhaps installing larger river stone (some people call these large rounded stones "eggs" might work?? or maybe it wont work)

    I'd appreciate any opinions on possible options to create this parking space....thanks much
  2. Mats

    Mats LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,931

    These concrete grid pavers might work for you. I used them on a sloping driveway and it looks great. From a distance it looks like soilid grass. It's only when you're right up on it that you see the concrete grid at its base.

    <a href="http://www.interlockonline.com/turfston.html">Turfstone</a>

    <a href="http://www.nicolock.com/images/turfstone/turfstone3.jpg">Turfstone planted</a>

    <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=turfstone&btnG=Search">Google search for 'Turfstone'</a>
  3. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    Gravel on top of fabric shouldn't move around if you use angular crushed rock. Around my area I would use at least 4 inches of 1 1/4" minus crushed. If you use washed or round rock it will move around and never compact. The Turfstone mentioned in the previous post would be great if the customer was willing to pay for it.
  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    Hosejockey...what did you mean by the "minus" after the rock size you mentioned?..thanks
  5. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I saw some of that stuff on a recent episode of CSI (the original, not the aftermarket knockoffs).

    What is odd, is that if I never visited Lawnsite, I probably would not have paid any attention to it.
  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    unilock this is what iv used in the past and will use in the future.

    April 30, 2005.jpg
  7. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    forgot to add that i would recommend using time in the crack so you dont have to mow it
  8. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    I dont think the customer will want the turfstone due to the cost to install it and then have to keep it mowed/trimmed. Anyone have an opinion or have used the 1.25 inch gravel? The 2 suppliers I use only have 3/4 inch gravel and I assume that wont work as well as it might be too small and move around too much?
  9. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 223

    The larger stone is a pain to walk on. the turf pavers are the answer-if she can't afford it she'll have to go to the car wash.lol

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