Rv pad

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Old 03-07-10, 10:38 AM
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Rv pad

I'm installing a new pad to park my RV on next tothe house. One option is to just used crushed or decorative rock inside a paver boarder. Obviously the boarder needs to be secure as the RV will drive over it routinely. To accomplish that, I was thinking of the following method:

1. Lay down a couple of inches of compacted gravel
2. put down a few inches of wet concrete (bag mix)
3. Place the pavers in the wet concrete
4. throw down some concrete on the front and back side of the pavers.

Will this work? or is there a better method?

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Use the pavers on the entire pad. Use a wet mix border, the way you described. In the middle, use a layer of gravel or crushed recycle, then sand on top of that. Lay the pavers in the sand & fill the gaps.

Don't forget to compact each layer before you move to the next.
 
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I'm looking for an easier and cheaper alternative to doing the whole pad in concrete (or pavers) -- just some rock. However, I need to build a border that can withstand having the RV driven over it.
 
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The border you described is correct. Using pavers on the entire pad won't cost you that much extra. It will last longer & look better.
 
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I think that the key to sucess here should be that you provide your pavers with good ground bearing capabilities. If you are going to be driving your big camper over these bricks for the next few years you need to build up a sturdy compacted layer of crushed gravel (22a road pack) and then no more than 1" of screeded sand for your bricks to sit in.

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