||11-01-2011 02:21 PM
patio extension project
We have recently ripped out the bushes that were beside the patio to extend it further. We decided to use a ton of rocks that were left over from the previous owners instead of buying pavers or pouring concrete. The rocks vary in size, anywhere from 2 foot squared up to 4 feet by 3 feet. They are all around 6 inches thick. Yeah, they're huge and heavy. However, we have run out of rocks and we have HUGE spaces between our rocks. At the corners there could be up to a 6 inch gap until the next rock. We have quite a few little red boulders but they just wouldn't look right with the yellowish rocks. The little lady wants to use some pea gravel but we also want it to be sturdy. As it is, if we were to put pea gravel in our lawn chairs would sink to the bottom tarp. So, I considered using concrete to fill up all of the gaps but leave about a 1/2 inch between the conrete and the top of the rocks. Then, right before the concrete dries, throw the fancy pea gravel onto the concrete. Any ideas on this? What would a person usually use to fill up the gaps between rocks? I know concrete is not the preferred choice. Whatever we use, it'll need to be sturdy so a table and chairs could sit sturdily.