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Old 05-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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What size aggregate is best?

I want to add some area to my small patio by removing the pavers, some are 1'x1' and others are 2' x2'. They are store bought and are about 1.75 inches thick.

My question is: I have some 3/4 aggregate available. What is the minimum thickness I should make the new 'slab' using this aggregate?? I am thinking 2".


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Old 05-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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4" for foot traffic, 6" or deeper for heavier traffic like a driveway. 1" of sand over the top to give you a solid base. And make sure that it is tamped VERY well

I learned the hard way, I have 2" thick 24"square paver stones and i just did the sand and a 1-2" layer of gravel. The pavers have shifted and cracked now i have to redo it all.


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Old 05-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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4" minimum.
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