Has anyone used Stabilizer or Natracil to build crushed rock patios or walks?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Venturewest, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I am interested in building a compacted crusher fine, (crushed aggregate, breeze, 1/2" or 3/8" minus, crushed rock) patio and walkway at my personal residence.

    Do any of you have any experience using Stabilizer or some other similar bonding agent with crushed rock? I don't want to track in a lot of rock and dust, and I don't want the patio to become muddy.

    Would a "stabilized", or bonded crushed rock patio be practical in an application such as this? I have done quite a bit of online research but haven't come up with too much.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,095

    We have used Elmer's glue with great success.
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  3. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    try aero marine out of California. We did a couple of walks with bluestone chips and this epoxy, and worked great. We used grade 8 stone for the base and then mixed the bluestone chips with the epoxy in a wheel barrow and troweled it down like asphalt. It is hard like asphalt but porous and has held up for 3 years.
  4. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    If you are, what are the proportions? I actually have wondered if latex or something would work, so I can see how Elmer's would work. Is it mixed in the aggregate or is it applied afterwards?

  5. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Thanks. Do you have any idea how much epoxy you used per unit of the bluestone chips? How deep did you apply the bluestone chips? I bet the effect is awesome, just trying to get an idea of the overall cost.

    This would actually be really cool to do as a pattern in concrete.

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