parking pad help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    im putting a concrete parking pad off my drive havent really done much with concrete. but i have have clay and its really hard can i just level it off and put the concrete down or do still need to put a sand base and compact it.
  2. mhilton

    mhilton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Sand base? we never use a sand base. I only use 3/4' blue stone we take out about 6 - 8" of clay then bring blue
  3. skidster32

    skidster32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    we have used 3/4 blue stone, but also road pak...we usually like to do a 6" base
  4. mhilton

    mhilton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Road pak is that recycled concrete? The problem with recycled concrete is that when it gets wet is expands, the pieces of brick rot out causing voids. The drainage is poor, causing cracks

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