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Is this a good patio base?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ukguy, 21 Aug 2018.

  1. ukguy

    ukguy

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    Quick one, I'm currently smashing through old concrete then digging out a spade depth of clay to lower the area at the back of the house, then will lay a patio.

    Under the old concrete is old smashed slabs and a load of small stuff right down to dust.
    I also have a pile of smashed up bricks and rubble which I kept (previously filled 4 skips with rubble and soil)

    One photo shows an area dug out, the other shows a test hardcore layer.

    I'd appreciate honest opinions if this would be good enough or should I chuck all this and get bags of MOT type 1. If this is good enough I'm happy to put in some more hard graft and smash up the bits smaller.

    Just need some pointers if I'm ok using this and if it'll be sound enough.


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  2. blup

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    I used broken bricks in part of the patio, and hoggin when the bricks ran out. Both are fine after 15 years. Good compaction and minimising voids is essential, yours looks fine to me as a Diyer

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    Agree with Blup - buy plenty sharp sand to fill the voids after putting the rubble down and compact well - should be fine assuming no vehicular traffic
     
  4. ukguy

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback! I’ll make sure I fill the voids :)
    Just foot traffic halitosis so all good.
     
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