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Old 04-21-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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I am going to be replacing my stone patio with a wooden deck. I am going to get rid of the old patio stones and want to put some type of gravel under the deck.

The place I buy my gravel from has two different kinds I could use; 3/4" down limestone or a-base gravel. Which one would be better, the idea is to build up some of the low spots and to improve the grading next to the house and to let the water flow away from the house.

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Gravels not going to improve the grade.
I'd grade it with what around here we call driveway dirt or fill dirt. Then gravel over that if you want to for looks.

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They have something called 80/20. 80% top soil and 20% peat moss, is that similar to what your thinking of.
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No not even close, that sounds like something to plant a garden with.
This is compatable sand that used when building driveways of back filling where a slab is going to be pored.
Weeds and greass do not like to grow in it.
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I don't see anything on there website about stuff like that, maybe since I live in a northern climate they use something different then what your use to.
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Maybe, but the point is that you can't use gravel to re direct water, it just flows through it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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Just the way they described it on there site it sounded like the water would run off of the 3/4 down instead of through it. I will probably end up getting some type of soil, it is a low deck and once it is done no one will see under it.

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