Is pea gravel a good material to use as a small park area for a trailer?
I am wanting to create an area to park my trailer on my lawn. I am planning on possibly digging up the grass in that area and digging the entire area around 2 inches deep. Then, spreading brown pea gravel in that area to make a small parking area. Is this material recommended or should I use something better? Thanks for your answers!
Asked By: frank - 9/18/2007
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A couple of considerations come to mind. The first is the type and weight of the trailer you intend to park on the gravel pad. A heavy travel trailer or boat and trailer will require a thicker parking pad due to the weight the pad must support. If it is a lightweight utility trailer (the type used to transport a... More
Answered By: exbuilder - 9/22/2007
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Use some paving slabs. Cats don't crap on those. They do love gravel though!
Answered By: TallPaul - 9/18/2007
it will sink into the ground so good ammount to use put a layer of sharp sand down as well
Answered By: Nutty Girl - 9/18/2007
put down 3 inches and roll this will bed down and then 1 more inch and roll to give you a firm base.
Answered By: country bumkin - 9/18/2007
It would be better to use 20mm shingle, which is a coarser product. There is less chance of cats using it as a litter tray. Remove the soil to a depth of 80mm then place a textile membrane such as myplex down then put the gravel on top. This will stop weeds etc from coming up in the gravel.
Answered By: steve j - 9/18/2007
No its too small you need a larger grade. Try spreading a sand and concrete dry mix first Then spread the gravel on top, as the mix takes up the water in the soil it hardens and grabs the gravel underneath therefore there is less movement of the gravel. Hope this helps.
Answered By: Dessilou - 9/20/2007
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