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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spreading Road Base

 It took three days to spread the road base on our driveway but the first part is done. This represents two dump trucks of road base and I held one in reserve so when this settles down and firms up I can see where the third truck full needs to go. The weather forecaster has us receiving either rain/snow later today and that will lock up the road base and then I can see where the third truck load will be needed.
Then again it is good to have some held back in reserve because when you live on the slope we do this summer the rain can wash some out and there will be adequate road base to replace it. Mostly done and the rest is up to the weather and driving on it to lock it in place. Even with the tractor it requires a lot of raking to get it flat and level.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good job...looks like a lot of hard work!!!

https://urbanlivingbyalia.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/lattice-pavers.jpg (couldn't post the picture so included picture location)
I’m curious if concrete pavers such as these (pavers with holes) would work in your environment or if they would simply sink into the ground. It looks like they would contain the road base and prevent most of it from washing away. They might well break under snow or ice conditions though.