Want to use crushed brick as a base for concrete patio
Hi, I am currently in the middle of building my new home. The masons just finished and left me a yard full of broken bricks.
I need to build a small 8x10 slab that ranges from 4 inched deep to 15 inches deep, (slope of the land) and I remember hearing that crushed brick is a good base for concrete. So I payed my nephew to help me collect all the broke bricks and cart them over to the area where I want the patio. We then proceeded to smash them into small pieces so they have nice jagged edges and compact nicely.
I was about to call the cement trucks but I though I would sound it out here first. Does anyone have any experience using old bricks as a filler/base? By the way, I should mention that the ground beneath the patio is nearly solid rock. Not rocks, rock. Like large Volkswagen-sized rock, so I am not worried about ground stability. I mainly thought this might be a way to use less concrete.
Any advice would be appreciated.