materials to use under cobble stone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by head_start, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    What is a good material option to use as a foundation, or base under a cobble stone sidewalk? Would road rock work? (Is this a dumb question)
  2. cecilmac

    cecilmac LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 49

    We did a driveway apron last year and poured a cocrete sub base and the screeded the sub base w 1part portland1part screenimgs and sand then hosed everything down and then pointed the joints a week later..
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  3. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    We use stone dust when we lay down cobble stone.
  4. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    How would all this hold up the the freezing and thawing that happened this year in Illinois? I want this to last, and broken, or messed up is not great for business.
  5. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I use a 4" poured concrete base with wire. Then after base has set, I install cobbles with around2 " of a relatively dry portland mix. I have never had any problems with the NY freeze thaw.
  6. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    :clapping: this guy said it all Works in Missouri
    how we do it right way may not be the cheap way But do it right first time Your Name is on the line

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