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Old 06-06-2004, 11:51 PM
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Turning my dirt work area into usable space

I just bought a house that has "RV" Parking. BY RV parking the seller means a large dirt area next to the house. Since I live in the NW where it rains alot I'd like something more substanative.

I can't afford to pour concrete right now, so anyone have any suggestions that might work & is cheap?

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Call around for road fill or chrushed stone, ask what is the cheapest in your area. I can get crushed limestone for like 30 buck a truck load and less if I go pick it up but I have a few friend in the business. Still if you call around you can get some for cheap, oyster shells work and are cheap, on a road they are not bad but take a long time to break up. Get the smallest agregate you can and the rent a vibrating packer and you will have a pretty good work area, just add more as it sinks.
Last I would frame the area and put in some land scape fabric, staple it to the board and run it about 1 or 2 feet in so that the stone stays in the area and does not get pushed into the yard. When you are ready for a slab you will have a strong foundation that will drain so your risk of frost heave (OK don't know what that is in Louisiana ) will be less likely.
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Dig put the dirt and replace it with sand. No maybe not, you will get stuck and blame it on me??


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Dig put the dirt and replace it with sand. No maybe not, you will get stuck and blame it on me??


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This may sound HICK but I level the area and get old free rugs and lay them down and they make a great surface under my travel trailer, and my pole shed and other areas good for some 3-10 years and weeds do not grow, when weeds do start pick it up and trash it and start over. Ed ke6bnl
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Re: Re: Sand

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This may sound HICK but I level the area and get old free rugs and lay them down and they make a great surface under my travel trailer, and my pole shed and other areas good for some 3-10 years and weeds do not grow, when weeds do start pick it up and trash it and start over. Ed ke6bnl
Would you really want to lay down in something that smells like hobo's and that dude that lives under the bridge? I can see where they would work but dont they get pretty smelly pretty fast?
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Whatcha mean hick? How about a layer of black plastic & a refrigerator box?

Jack the car up with a board under the jack, & hold it up with a couple of wheel/tire assemblies.
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Road grindings are another cheap alternative they get paid to haul them away then you get a load of it droped at home almost as good as a fresh lift of pavement just rougher

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Would you really want to lay down in something that smells like hobo's and that dude that lives under the bridge? I can see where they would work but dont they get pretty smelly pretty fast?
I repeat IT WORKS FOR ME, didn't suggest your or anyone else do it. Ed ke6bnl
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