New patio, can I use existing pebbles as MOT?

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  1. BobbyBrown

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    As it states really.

    Can I use the existing pebbles on my patio (Approx 20mm diameter) to backfill the area after I’ve excavated the soil? I’ll be addding some MOT on top and compacting as well.
     
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    Yeah, don't see why not. Are you putting a membrane down, so the pebbles don't sink too much, like you'd do with a driveway?
     
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    They will not compact as well as MOT which is designed to "lock" together I would throw in some sand and cement dust with the pebbles, compact and then wet down with a hose.
     
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    As above, certainly add some sand or ballasts to bind it
     
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