Is the type of base materials used important?

Is the type of base materials used important?

Yes, first it is very important to have a base that combines the right amount of rocks and fines to allow for the proper amount of compaction.


There are many types of basing materials out there. All are very similar from Dolomite to Limestone to Conbit (recycled asphalt & concrete combined). The key factor in base is again the ratio of rocks to fines so you can have proper compaction. Getting a base that is ¾ means the largest rock in the mix is ¾ diameter and is combined with fines. Fines is the filler that fills the voids so the rocks can lock together. Avoid a high amount of clay in the mix. Clay is not a good binding agent.

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