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Paving a Driveway

Posted by traderfjp (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 14, 10 at 20:16


I have a 2000 sq. ft. driveway that has been compated down after 35 years of driving over it, etc. Right now there are two layers of asphalt. The asphalt is in OK shape but is looking its age over the years and the wife likes pavers.

I want to pull up the asphalt without distrubing the base and lay pavers over about an 1" of sand. I have the height requirements to do this. Will this work? Also, I have been getting mixed anwers about using bonding sand.

I use to landscape and have some experience with patios. Thanks in advance

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RE: Paving a Driveway

  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 15, 10 at 7:07

You are essentially asking people to determine if the material under your driveway is suitable for pavers without telling them what is under the driveway.

RE: Paving a Driveway

I think he means he wants to pull up the top layer of asphalt and lay pavers over the second layer. It should work, but I think a key question here is slope and surroundings, because you have to contain that sand layer, and also climate. But also, I think a similar question has been asked here before. Maybe search the forum for "asphalt" or that plus "pavers" and see what you can find.


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