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gravelling car park area on top of landscape fabric

Discussion in 'Building' started by woodman-46, 29 May 2006.

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    I want to gravel our small car parking area at the back of our house. The ground at the moment is fairly recently layed scalps (spelling?) which tends to get a bit muddy in wet weather and where the car stops there are a few indents in the ground. Is it better fill in the holes/indents and then lay down heavy duty(100g) landscaping fabric and then putting a layer of gravel on this or just to put the gravel straight onto the scalps. There is already a layer of fabric under the scalps.
    The reason I was thinking of laying a second layer of landscaping fabric down under gravel was to try and disribute loading of the car over the area. Any advice welcome. Also what grade gravel is best.
     
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    wont work, its the soil underneath that is getting soft and sinking.
     
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    Landscaping fabric isn't going to offer any support for a car. You really need to have a good sub base before putting any decorative layer on top. Ideally 6" plus of compacted hardcore, depending upon soil etc etc, would give a sufficient base, then lay the fabric follwed by the gravel.

    How deep are the scalpings and what sort of base did you lay them on?
     
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