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Anyone use crusher run?

Billingsnutz

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Summerville South Carolina/Mobile Alabama

I'm in the market for a driveway. The average price for 1700 sq ft is about $5,000 for asphalt and about 5,800 for concrete. The price isn't bad considering. But my in-laws told me that I should use crusher run. The problem I have is that if its anything like gravel my yard will make short work of it real quick. This place is in low area and when it rains like it has lately the yard fills up especially where my driveway is. But, I was told the crusher hardens up like concrete? I can't seem to find any real info about the stuff. So if anyone has any experience with it I'd like to hear about it.

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02-09-2010 Over year old.
300wby

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Columbia City, Indiana

You talking about recycled concrete? I wouldnt use it, Usually has a lot of wire and other crap in it, not good on tires. Doesnt fair well when wet either unless its sealed in, like for a pipe trench with a clay cap. If your not talking about recycled concrete, sorry.

02-09-2010 Over year old.
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mcraig79

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Beckley, WV

sent pm.......and nope its not recycled concrete

02-09-2010 Over year old.
trekrider586

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Sylacauga,Al

definately NOT recycled concrete..my parents used it on their drive.
worked good but took a LOT.I guess it depends on the size and how bad the mud is.

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02-09-2010 Over year old.
FenwayRick

Senior Heliman

Smyrna, De

The crusher run I have used is for a base before the concrete, but maybe they call it something different down south.

02-09-2010 Over year old.
hootowl

rrProfessor

Garnet Valley, Pa.

I think around here it's called "modified". Basically recycled concrete, asphalt, stone dust and construction debris. It's really does a great job as a base. Best way to install is to excavate, lay in stabilizer cloth, add modified and then vibratory roll it. Drive on it and let it get rained on for a year... then pave it.

For concrete you need good drainage. 4-6" of clean 3/4 crushed stone works good. This helps keep the slabs from lifting in freezing temps. Depending on where you live you may not have to do the above but in the colder winter climates you need the drainage under concrete.

This was a driveway I had rebuilt about 12 years ago at a place we used to live. Totally tore out the old all the way to firm soil. The final product was as described above with 1-1/2" of course asphalt and 1-1/2" of finish asphalt. Basically a commercial job.

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02-09-2010 Over year old.
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trekrider586

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Sylacauga,Al

here at the local marble quarry,crusher run is about the size of your thumb,and it is the stuff that isnt pure marble.

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02-09-2010 Over year old.
Charlie

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New Brunswick, Canada

Up here it's called crusher dust, it's pretty much the smallest left over rock from a crusher, very, very fine (but not a powder). Around my area it's made from a nice blue rock (looks good).

I made a walkway going into my house with it one time, very easy to work with and looks great, "BUT" I would never use that $hit again. I had that stuff all through my house, every time you went in the house it would be stuck on your shoes, on the dogs feet, I was forever cleaning it up.

Nice stuff for around shrubs or trees in your yard but you don't want it anywhere around your driveway or walkway.

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02-10-2010 Over year old.
bopshi

Senior Heliman

greenport ny

Go with concrete. The main drag near my house was put down in 1938(concrete) stil being used today asphalt would never last that long! Dave

02-10-2010 Over year old.
Rotor Trash

Senior Heliman

Higginsville, MO

Shoot me a PM I've done drilling and blasting in quarrys for 25 years. I can explain crushher run to you


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