Is mixed aggregate OK for a patio base?

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Old 05-03-19, 12:29 PM
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Is mixed aggregate OK for a patio base?

Some of the 3 inch aggregate I used in dry wells got mixed in with the finer crushed limestone that I'm going to compact and use for my patio base. Should I screen these large pieces of aggregate out of my base or is it OK to leave them in?

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Old 05-03-19, 02:43 PM
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I would sift out the larger pieces and try to get it down to 1" screen so you're left with something close the crusher run. It's just a wild guess but I think as the aggregate size goes up so does the amount of force needed for compaction.
 
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