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Old 10-23-2015, 11:41 PM   #16
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the second one is exactly what im refferring too. the Portland stuff ive never used but would probably work just fine. For the size your doing you will want to buy in bulk anyway but if your limited to home depot i ahve used this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...8000/100343385

Play sand is a HUGE NO NO, the concrete washed sand you want to be as uncompacted as possible when layed, the weight of the stones and you doing any adjustments to level them will be all the compacting it needs. it will allow everything to sit perfectly flat and level.
That link is my local place so bulk is available
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:48 PM   #17
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Id use this for base : http://www.buriensandandgravel.com/5-8-crushed-rock/

And this for french drain/backfill on wall : http://www.buriensandandgravel.com/5-8-clean/

And can use this: http://www.vulcanmaterials.com/const...ion-aggregates to figure out how much of each product you need

For density use 2000 lbs per cubic yard
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I already have 5/8 clean and started to fill by base
If I use that and top it w/ concrete sand, will that compact to be stable enough?
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the clean just has nothing to fill the voids. the base should be fully compacted before putting the sand on the sand is just enough to make it perfectly flat its hard to get it perfect with gravel. for your size wall if you already started with the clean i wouldnt go back now. lay it down and compact it every 2inches till its full thickness then lay sand and block
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Ok thanks
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