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Paver Base ... pea gravel depth?

Posted by jmclear IL (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 21:58

Greetings!
I am replacing a concrete sidewalk with a paver sidewalk that connects our driveway to the front door. I am currently excavating near the front door and have dug down about 2 feet and have only been removing extremely loose and wet pea gravel. Should I continue excavating until I hit solid ground is there another solution? I didn't expect to be digging down this deep and am now concerned.

A follow-up question now...do I need to use some sort of drainage systeem seeing as how wet and saturated this pea grave is?

Thanks,
Jon McLear


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RE: Paver Base ... pea gravel depth?

Do you have gravel in the rest of the yard? Are there utilities where you're digging?

I find it odd that there would be two feet of gravel backfill under a residential sidewalk. Most roadways don't have that much base course.


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