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Is this suitable for hardcore for patio?

Discussion in 'Building' started by zuber ali, 15 Jul 2021.

  1. zuber ali

    zuber ali

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    Hi All,

    I am in the process of removing a old exposed aggregate path in my garden and replacing with a patio slabs. I assumed once i had lifted the old path it would be bare soil underneath to which i could add and level some hardcore before laying patio slabs

    problem is after lifting the aggregate it looks like theres large rubble and pebbles/ old bricks etc which which the path was laid over, probably about 3-4 inches worth. A lot of it is very firm and diffucult to dislodge

    My question is do i need to remove ALL of this completely until i hit soil or can i just remove the large bits and add my hardcore in over this areas.

    I have added pics to see what im dealing with (sorry picture orientation is wrong way up)

    https://ibb.co/ByLMVxT
    https://ibb.co/mBZdgyn

    thanks
     
  2. sxturbo

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    Your going to want to level that off as much as you can, try a Wacker plate.

    How do you intend on laying the slabs, a dry sand and cement mix?
     
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  4. zuber ali

    zuber ali

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    I will lay over A sharp sand and cement mix.

    Yes I was intending on using a Wacker plate. Am I correct to say I don't need to remove all the rubble till I reach the soil level and nor do I need to remove the larger pieces. I can just use a Wacker plate and top up mot1 as necessary.

    Thanks
     
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    Yeah I'd just Wacker plate, remove all the big bits of rubble then level out with a dry sand and cement mix
     
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