Recycled Asphalt base

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Old 03-07-08, 12:50 PM
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Recycled Asphalt base

Hi, new to this forum.
Looking for advice or your experience for a base (gravel size and depth etc) for a recycled asphalt driveway and parking area. I live in the Spokane WA area and have a existing driveway and parking area of -3/4 gravel. I want something more durable and am thinking of using recycled asphalt.
 
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Old 03-08-08, 09:25 AM
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When you say "more durable", what do you mean? What's more durable than a rock? I'm sure the recycled asphalt would probably be fine, but consider tracking the old tar into your home. As a concrete contractor, I hear homeowners complaining all the time about their asphalt drives for this very reason.
 
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Old 03-08-08, 12:53 PM
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Okay, I think I read your question wrong. You want to know what kind of base to put down and then lay recycled asphalt over it. I thought you meant to use recycled (chunks of ground up) old asphalt as an alternative to gravel. My bad, disregard my last post.
 
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Old 03-09-08, 07:24 AM
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recycled asphalt's not more durable,,,

than virgin asphalt but let's define terms 1st,,, asphalt's the cement that ' binds ' the aggregate into what's commonly call'd ' blacktop ',,, as you've written your post, it appears you wish to pave over your existing 3/4" gravel driveway w/recycled asphalt,,, if that's the case, leveling & compacting your existing to be a base for 2"/2.5" of ' top ' would be sufficient,,, recycled asphalt usually includes ( state-by-state may differ ) 15% previously reclaimed mtls.

however ( again, the way your post reads ) are you considering recycled blacktop in the form of street/road/hgwy ' millings ',,, if so, there's be no asphalt to ' bind ' those pieces together in which case your driveway'll rut, shove, slide, & be very unsatisfactory in its performance.

if you want/need something more durable w/less rqd maint, replacing it w/conc'd be my advice.
 
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Old 03-06-09, 04:10 PM
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900 ft driveway

My driveway is 900ft long. Asphalt and concrete is not really an option. Stones break down and fling. It seems like ground up/recycled asphalt chunks would be a good alternative. I'm hoping maybe it would kind of stick together and not fling as much.

As for the tracking... I have a section in the middle between two cattle guards that is about 600 ft long. It would work perfect there.

My question is, where could I find someone willing to sell it and spread it? What would I look under in the yellow pages?

Jim
 
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Old 09-17-11, 06:50 AM
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recycled asphalt

If you check out the recyclers in your yellow pages as well as call the gravel distributers you may find it. Ours comes from a recycler who recycles glass, concrete, and asphalt.
 
 

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