Driveway Installer Not Laying Membrane

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  1. curium

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    I laid a garden path myself in mid Jan. My soil is heavy clay.

    I didn't use a membrane but a lot of the hardcore sunk into the clay. Perhaps a membrane would have reduced the amount of hardcore used…?
     
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  2. rssteve

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    Defo use a geo textile membrane. I had 150mm of compacted type 1 and it sunk where my wheels park. The type 1 had pushed into the clay. The geotextile membrane might have stopped this.
     
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    Geotex is good for countering localised soft spots.
     
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  5. Mr Sparkle

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    Outstanding! Thank you.
     
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