Laying Patio Stone Question!!
LAstly any good places to find patio stones at a decent price? GTA west
thx in advance
May 2nd, 2006 9:32 pm
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May 9th, 2006 9:24 am
May 9th, 2006 10:14 am
May 9th, 2006 11:12 am
eXpedite wrote:3"-4" of "High Performance Bedding" (aka: HPB) should be sufficient. Check it out. It's endorsed by Unilock. 1 cubic yard covers 100' sq at 3" deep. The stuff looks like aquarium gravel and packs to 96% (I believe).
Won't comment on how far to dig down (depends on the grade).
May 9th, 2006 11:33 am
May 9th, 2006 1:30 pm
rc51 wrote:Sounds like a marketing gimmick....or a specialized product you probably don't need.
Typical 'road gravel' should do..if it's good enough for roadways to handle vehicle traffic than it should be just fine for a 15 x 15 patio.
Typically they say about 3" or so of the road gravel and then go 1" of sand, it would depend on your soil conditions as well..how much shifting you get, what your drainage is like.
We're doing a 12 x 8 greenhouse and we put down 3" road gravel, and 1" of sand and then will go with pavers above that, it's all framed with 4 x 6's.
May 9th, 2006 4:07 pm
May 9th, 2006 5:04 pm
I didn't discount the product...but my hunch was that this is overkill of what the OP is trying to do. A 15 x 15 deck is really not that big of a project... and if you're laying pavers, you HAVE to have sand, I really doubt you could lay pavers just over this HPB stuff.eXpedite wrote:Are you kidding me?? I don't think you know what you're talking about. HPB is not a gimmick - don't let the name fool you. High Performance Bedding isas natural as regular stone. It just doesn't have all the sand and grit. It's washed out leaving small pebble sized stones. It's HIGH PERFORMANCE due to the exceptional drainage, and ease of use.
May 9th, 2006 6:38 pm
Jun 14th, 2006 3:31 pm
Jun 14th, 2006 4:42 pm
Its a propriatory product sold by Dufferin. Its claim to fame is that it requirs no compaction effort.caribou wrote:eXpedite:
Where did you find this High Performance Bedding? A few of the sand and gravel places I've called in the Ottawa area haven't heard of it. Do you have any more information?
Jun 14th, 2006 4:48 pm
Pea gravel may be from a sand deposit and has rounded particles and doesn't compact like angular quarried HPB. Some "pea gravel" is quarried stone so you'll have to see it yourself before buying.greenpc wrote:I'm excavating my backyard and HPB sounds like a good alternative for applying as the sub-base, if I'm stuck with the task of doing it myself. I see a number of garden centres in my area carrying HPB, with prices ranging from $25-$37/tonne (and delivery prices vary...). What gives? Can I trust that these are the real Dufferin Aggregates HBP(tm), or any 1/8" side pea gravel would do?
Jun 14th, 2006 7:22 pm
Jun 14th, 2006 11:05 pm