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hardpack gravel

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ccas, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. ccas

    ccas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    what is it? how do i get it? how much does it typically cost?
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    it is also called crush and run
    3/4 minus
    price will vary depending on region and supplier.
  3. ccas

    ccas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    i just laid down about 7 tons of this stuff and made a rather big patio area. Problem is some of the area was pretty damp. Should I wait for it to be completely dry before I pack it or is it okay to do it now?
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    It's better to pack it when it's damp. Too dry and you don't get full compaction.

    Essentially, if you were to pick up a handfull of it and squeeze it in your fist, then open your hand and have it stay together it is the right moisture content.

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