Gravel Driveway And Geotextile
Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:11 PM
I am about to refurb a long gravel drive.
If gravel is laid on top of a geotextil (which some sites suggest) what prevents the gravel from moving and exposing the fabric ?
Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:19 PM
Round pebbles will move as you say.
Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:21 PM
Won't angular stone pierce the membrane?
Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:53 PM
Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:26 AM
Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:54 AM
I have normal weed membrane for the last 2 years and that is fine under the gravel.
It tends to be cut from below not above, and if your Type I subbase is properly whacked you should be OK.
Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:18 AM
Spec for a gravel hardstanding..
Lots on gravel and recommended sizes and thickness..
Edited by temp, 30 April 2015 - 08:19 AM.
Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:40 PM
Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:13 PM
Edit : Solid for sold
Edited by Nickfromwales, 30 April 2015 - 08:18 PM.
Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:58 PM
Cant afford to excavate, MOT,menbrane etc
I've taken the old gravel up and I'm left with a fairly solid base except for the perimeter as is has had no traffic.
I have levelled it as best i can and intend to finish the levelling with old gravel/stones and then use a wacker all over, wetting it it in the hope it will compact more.
I can hear the groans about my methodology!
I have grave concerns about the new gravel sinking over time sot is there ANYTHING I can do on the cheap to lessen this happening? Some sort of blinding/stabalising/cement/lime slurry ?
Posted 20 May 2015 - 04:33 PM
I have 10 tonnes of crushed lime arriving tomorrow ( Thurs ) so I have to decide on textile or not...NOW.!
I have a 50m roll of heavy duty stuff that I was thinking about laying up the center of the drive and across the top where two cars park sided by side.
Then on top a thin layer of crushed lime, with fines, and then a top layer of gravel
AM I wasting my time putting membrane down ( as weed prevention/stabalizer/barrier to sinking gravel ?
Would the lime move, ie not bed in sufficiently
Posted 20 May 2015 - 04:34 PM
Posted 20 May 2015 - 05:44 PM
I can only put down 30mm of lime and 40mm of gravel
Posted 20 May 2015 - 05:53 PM
I made the mistake of getting pebbles, rather than crushed stone, so they are mostly all rounded so they do move about. But they would do that even if the fabric wasn't there. That's why I previously advised getting crushed chippings that will be a much more angular shape and lock together so much better without rolling around so much.
40mm of gravel should be plenty. I doubt we have much more than that.