I'd like to build a small parking lot in my backyard without any roof or
walls, just to park my car there.
I think the cheapest solution would be a "do-it-yourself"gravel parking
Does anybody know what is required for such project? I suspect it's more
than just ordering and spreading gravel there.
Do I have to build any foundation for that ?... etc...
Any answers or suggestions will be apprecaited.
There's a local plant near me that manufactures that type. A local
mason supply can order them for you. They're fairly cheap and easy to
gravel driveways always get muddy, no matter what you do. I added 500
bucks worth of new gravel to a 65 foot driveway within 2 years mud.
proobably overkill for this poster but a neighbor had a mud free
he had it dug out with bulldozed a foot down, had a cheap layer of
asphalt laid, then added a foot of gravel. 15 years and zero mud. no
extra grravel needed.
Cheaper than laying asphalt under it, use good quality landscaping
fabric under the gravel. (Don't cheap out with too little gravel, or
the fabric will get exposed in patches and you'll get mud where it wears
firstname.lastname@example.org is Joshua Putnam
First off you probably want to avoid plain gravel as the round stones shift
all over the place and cause mischief. Look for a product called "road
base". That is a mixture of crushed rock and sand with a little clay mixed
in to get it to stick together. Several inches of this kind of material
should do the trick.
You also might consider concrete pavers, not as cheap as a dump truck full
of rocks but a little more aesthetically pleasing to some.
To do it right means removing 4-6" of soil and compacting gravel in that
Personally, unless it would be long term parking, I would suggest using
those concrete things that allow the grass to grow up between them. The
link is to some plastic version. http://www.grassypavers.com /
Hey Joe. I just posted about that particular manufacturer's
ridiculous claims. Purportedly the plastic grid can support 97,000
I don't support manufactorial (yes, I just made that up) fraud. There
are plenty of other manufacturers of both concrete and plastic
permeable pavers - it's not necessary to reward the wicked.
That's what I prefer . On a recent project the landscaper who was
doing the installation, having never seen the stuff before, was having
conniptions about how "difficult" the stuff is to work with. Say
what? It's a big brick, ya idjit! That was the first indication that
the guy was a maroon - it went downhill from there. ;)
Some type of border will help contain the gravel, no foundation
needed. Use a bow rake to spread out the gravel--a string with level
will help get it even. Expect to replenish the gravel over time if
you don't use a border.
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