14x14 crushlimestone area! what sort of base

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by clyde, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Hi , i am wandering what sort of mat (weed protection) would u guys put under something like this to keep the weeds arested. I thought about weed barrier but i figured the crushed lime would chew it up after a yr or two. i want at least 4-5yrs bullet proof solution. IS THERE ONE?

    Black plastic is not going to let the water drain. What sort of border would you put around it?:)
    If there is a site with a good diagram just post it if thats easier thanks
  2. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    If you are laying pavers in the area the base will prevent any weeds from growing. If there are weeds in pavers they are growing from above the base (in the sand) and must be sprayed or pulled.

    Geotextile is not a weed barrier. It is to stabilize the base and prevent settling. It is also a very pricey way to prevent weeds.

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