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Cobble driveway.

Posted by John 2000 on September 21st, 1999 05:14 PM
In reply to cobblestone driveway by D J Smith on September 21st, 1999 02:50 PM [Go to top of thread]

Lets atart from the begining shall we, now what you
need is, take away the gravel,next dig down about 5"
lay a layer of sharp sand about 3", lay a row of bricks
alone the edge of both sides of your drive way,.
turn them on edge ( not on end) you will have to hire a vibrating
machine go over the sand to compress it. when you have done that
put more sand in the middle this is for the run off of water.
again compress to the hight you want, normaly is about 1 in 15 +/-
remember the bricks along the edge of the drive, well they will
be about 2" above the sand.
You will require sand and cement 1 of cement to 6 of sand and it
must be semi dry ( hold it in your hand and it will hold its shape)
spred the cement about 3' from the end of the drive, this is where
you start to place the cobbles into the cement compact together.
Cobbles or stones or bricks can be used.
But before you go running out the drive, have a chat with a bricklayer
just to confirm what I have wrote.
Happy back problems.
John 2000

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