How much will setting base compact?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mrusk, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I know there have been several post about this before and i tried to find them buy could not. I am doing a paver patio for a mason where i have to pavers the same height as a cement patio. How much will my setting base compact after i run the plate compactor over the pavers at the end? The setting base is 1in of stone dust.

  2. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    approx. 3/8"
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Mike - Do you think stone dust will compact 3/8"? I would think less than that. I know sand will go 3/8", but stone dust......I doubt it....I could be wrong though......I doubt it.........maybe........I doubt it

  4. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Chris, I missed that part. I don't use stone dust and I don't know.
  5. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    I have always typically used concrete sand under pavers but I recently did a job with stone dust for the first time and was able to get 3/8" compaction out of it. No problem. Good luck

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