paver question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gvandora, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I have a question about pavers and base materials.

    Assuming I'm going to have a 4" base of compacted crushed stone and 1 1/2" of sand. How much material do I need per sq ft? What sort of factor would you use to estimate compaction of material?

    Would CR6 be the appropriate base material? What kind of sand should I use for the setting the pavers? Also, should I use the same kind of sand for brushing onto the pavers and how much of it as well?

  2. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    Aggregate base rule-of-thumb is 4-inches compacted for 50 square feet will use 1-ton.

    Bedding sand varies. However, we get about 140 square feet out of 1-ton being 1-inch deep.

    Concrete sand should be used for the bedding sand. And, it can also be used for the sweep sand.

    Aggregate base should be 3/4-inch down to dust with 5-12% passing the # 200 sieve, also called fines. Same stuff they use under roads in most areas.



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