I really need to build a path to my workshop... finding a bit of lawn to
walk over that is not rapidly turning into a replica of something
similar to the Somme is getting difficult. Only problem is, in this
weather it seems like a bit of a non starter (some bits of lawn are
under a couple of inches of standing water).
I thought about ordering the slabs that I will ultimately use now, and
just laying them in place for the moment until the weather permits a
proper job to be done, but can anyone think of any other temporary path
On Tuesday 28 January 2014 14:36 John Rumm wrote in uk.d-i-y:
I think lobbing the slabs down will be the easiest. They tend to bed
down fairly quickly on soft ground and when you want to do it right (TM)
half the materials are in the right place :)
Or duckboards for the authentic Somme look...
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I have a sample of one of a ladder with a builder's plank laid on top of
the rungs working to keep feet out mud. But it mucks up the underlying
water meadow no end. And IMLE a bit too narrow to navigate in the dark
after drink has been taken.
Cast a concrete path. Portland cement will set underwater and give you
something to walk on. You can use it as a sub-base for the slab path later.
Alternatively, you can do what I did to avoid having to wade out to my
garage in winter - raise the whole lawn by about six inches.
what you need to do is this.
get a load of MOT TYPE 1 LIMESTONE and build the path to your shed with
that at leas as high, if not higher than the existing flood level.
If its on a transverse slope put transverse drains across it.
That is ALL you need to do right now.
After that you can pave it, tarmac it gravel it or simply leave it to
fill with dirt and grass grow over it. It matters not. You have a bit of
permeable subsoil holding up your walkway that is higher than the flood
(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to
On 28/01/2014 17:18, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
I did think of that, but then I have got to shift the Type 1, dig my
foundation and stick it back again if I want the final finished path
level to match the existing paths.
Not sure our soil really gets the "permeable" bit:
Have no idea whether it would work, and probably has many problems, but
I seem to remember that expanded polystyrene has been used for roads
over boggy ground. Think just a bit of asphalt over the top is enough
for light traffic.
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