making a gravel pad for a utility trailer

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Old 09-25-20, 11:25 AM
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making a gravel pad for a utility trailer

Hi. looking to make a small gravel parking area (around 200 sq ft) to store my 5x10 utility trailer.
I'm guessing I dont have to go too crazy considering that's all it'll be used for, and it'll be out of site (behind shed), but since i've got zero experience with it, any recommendations would be welcome.

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Old 09-25-20, 11:43 AM
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A lot depends on the type of ground you have. The softer the ground the bigger the gravel should be.
 
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Once you get a couple inches down ,its really kinda like river 1-3in river rock and dirt,. It' more a way to keep an area relatively clean vs ruts and mud ect.
 
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Have you considered pavers? Just remove the grass, pour on the grass killer and level.
 
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If there is a solid base, crusher run would work well. The stone dust helps to 'glue' the gravel together.
 
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I did a gravel parking pad for my 6 x 10 toy trailer. I excavated out the area then back filled with stone. That way I still had a good 4" thick layer of stone with the top of the stone flush with the surrounding ground and you can mow right over it without kicking up rocks. That's the fancy way. The simple way is to just spread an even layer of stone on the ground. However much stone you put down will raise it above ground level so you should be careful mowing until it gets packed down.
 
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If for any reason you thing you might not want to keep it a stone "parking" spot, you might consider doing what PD explains but laying a quality tarp on the ground first. That way you can remove it and the stone easily and go back to grass or whatever.
 
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