gravel flooring


Old 06-22-04, 11:03 AM
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gravel flooring

I have a back courtyard that is about 300 sq ft. It currenty has a thrown-together mix of several different kinds of flooring (some bricks, some stone slabs, some concrete). i'd like to cover the whole thing with gravel, sort of parisian-style. my questions are:

1. do i need to remove the current flooring, or can i just put gravel over it?
2. if i need to remove it, will a 10 lb sledge get the job done or do i need a jackhammer?
3. if i remove it, whats the best way to prevent weeds etc from coming up thru the gravel?
4. either way, about how much gravel should i apply (i guess how many inches deep)?
5. whats the best way to create a boundary to keep the gravel in?
Old 06-24-04, 08:44 PM
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1. If there will be support of some sort from the existing fill, the gravel should perform fine over the old file.

2. Depends upon how much Ben Gay you have. For 300 sf, I woud rent a jack hammer.

3. Put down a layer of landscaping fabric.

4. I would imagine that 4 inches would do it.

5. You could set a row of the interlocking blocks partway into the soil and cover them with the matching capstones.

Hope this helps.

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