I live on a dirt road. One of my neighbors has suggested we cover the
dirt road with ground-up recycled asphalt. Someone told him it cheaper
then gravel and will last longer. He said it packs down as you drive on it.
Has anyone tried using this stuff and if so, is it cheaper then gravel
or crushed rock?
They use it on a road where I live and it seems to hold up really well
considering that fact that it is always driven on by heavy trucks and
tractors. At some point it does start to give though so it would take
multiple years and applications to get a nice thick base.
I have seen it used as road underbase, on rural roads and in carparks
instead of pavement or gravel. I wouldn't call it recycled ashpalt, it is
just crushed asphalt. The downside that I have seen is it is VERY dirty, a
lot of black tar dust that tracks everywhere, especially when first spread
I used it on some campground roads, spread as delivered. It never really
knitted together as promised. This was likely due to the lack of direct
sunlight on the roads and being in the northeast vs. in Fla or something.
Its cheap though and equivalent or better than gravel yet will not replace
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