Above: A pea-gravel path abuts a bed of mulch and bluestone pavers, neatly separated by a strip of metal edging. Photograph by Nicole Franzen for Gardenista. Because of its tendency to travel, pea gravel must be contained by some type of edging material, such as brick, stones, Bender Board, or metal edging (as shown above).
The gravel bed generally consists of 12" of clean, washed drain rock usually 1 1/2" - 2 1/2" in size. On top of the drain rock, "Typar 3201" filter fabric, or other approved material is used to keep the topsoil from mixing in with the drain rock. 4" monitoring ports are also a good idea to install in the bed to have a visual idea of the condition of the system. These monitoring ports allow a ...
Never install plastic 'visquene' sheeting or cheap non-woven 'weed barrier' landscaping fabric in place of professional grade heavy-duty woven geotextile fabric for septic system leach fields, drywell pits, French drains, or soil stabilization in foundation drainage projects.
The geotextile fabric is included for installation above the gravel layer. It keeps backfill soil from clogging the gravel and is crucial to extending the life of your leach pit. It keeps backfill soil from clogging the gravel and is crucial to extending the life of your leach pit.
Frost-free yard hydrants are installed to provide water to various locations in the farmyard during all seasons of the year. They are manufactured and installed in such a way that they will operate throughout the winter without auxiliary heat. A major component of a hydrant is a stop-and-drain valve
Spongy Bed Don't even think of spreading gravel until you've prepared the ground where you'll be laying it. Building a driveway on soft soil that has roots, leaves, grass, weeds, and other type of debris creates a spongy surface that asks for trouble.
We see a lot of basement weeping tile installation in addition to the sump pump. It is a porous pipe system laid on in what is known as aggregate formation to allow collection of extra water from the ground. This in effects prevents the groundwater from over saturating the surrounding soil.
The gravel layer installed around weeping tile Before you agree to spend thousands of dollars to excavate your foundation and install new weeping tile, whether along one section of the foundation, or around the entire home, you should know that your current weeping tile does have secondary drainage.
To install flagstone in this method, wet mortar is applied either directly on a subbase of compacted gravel and sand, or to an existing concrete slab. The flagstones are placed in the bed of mortar and then the joints are filled with either sand or additional mortar or colored grout.
Spread the Setting Bed-A 1-inch to 1 1/2-inch setting bed is spread on top of the compacted base material. Concrete sand, coarse washed concrete sand, or granite stone dust can be used. Concrete sand, coarse washed concrete sand, or granite stone dust can be used.
With the gravel bed installed and levelled, the Heavy Lift Vessel Rambiz lifted the foundations off the barges and installed the foundation to within 30 cm of the theoretical position. After installation, they were ballasted so they could withstand the forces of waves …
Installation of porcelain pavers over a sand or gravel bed Dry laying Architrex porcelain pavers on a sand and gravel bed is recommended for applications such as landscape paving, large patios, courtyards, walkways and terraces subject to moderate levels of foot traffic.
Gravel (as well as crushed brick or crushed shell) is a traditional path material found in formal gardens throughout Europe and Asia, and takes little skill to install. An afternoon to get it down (as demonstrated here by This Old House technical editor Mark Powers), and you'll soon have a natural-looking, foliage-free way to walk through your perfect landscape.