Best base to build a paved driveway on?

What's the best way to create a solid base for a paved driveway to prevent sagging?

Asked by asa on 16th Dec 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Need to use type1 mot. As long as the ground work is done properly and you have at least 200ml base. It should never move"
Answered on 16th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"Usually around 200ml of type 1 mot wackerded down in layers add edging kerbs to stop spread of sub-base and a good membrain"
Answered on 17th Nov 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"200mm of type 1 mot 803 compacted in 50mm layers,geotextile membrane on top of subsoil."
Answered on 16th Dec 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
"The best way is to dig a 70 cm channel and fill with hardcore and then create a concrete base for the paving."
Answered on 16th Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Use a good mot/crushed stone compacted in layers, you may also want to use a solid edging to keep the new base intact and stop the spread on the edges."
Answered on 3rd Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"200 ml of type one mot it’s got the strength you need and it’s a lot more better to get a spot on level and compacts very tight"
Answered on 30th Aug 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Geotex membrane and 200mm of type 1 roadstone wacker plated in layers"
Answered on 4th May 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Hardcore base approximately 150mm thick then either rolled or wackered"
Answered on 17th Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Depends on the makeup of the land but usually 150mm of MOT type 1 laid over geo textile membrane and thoroughly compacted."
Answered on 17th Dec 2022 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
"Normally I would use 100mm of lean mix concrete dry mix so it can be compacted with a Wacker plate"
Answered on 16th Dec 2022 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
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