Anyone use recycled asphalt before?
I have a Shamrock 233s on order thats due to come off the assembly line next week. Im hoping to take delivery of it sometime next month, but as of now I still dont have anywhere to park it.
This weekend Im stating work on a cantilever gate to go into the vinyl privacy fence out back, so I can lay down a parking pad. I was on BMC Aggregates web site the other day and came across recycled asphalt. Ive never heard of it so I researched it a little bit and Im fairly sure this is the stuff I want to lay on my driveway, and probably the parking pad I have to put out back. Its cheap enough. $12.50/ton plus $85 to deliver up to 16 tons. Its supposed to pack down fairly solid and not wash out? Anyone ever use it before? Have good luck with it? Id rather not spend the money to pave the driveway as most of it is technically on the easment between my property and the city, and the city can tear it up any time they like.
The problem with the driveway is mud. Its always been gravel, and every year I blow half of it up into the front lawn with the snow blower. A couple years ago we had to excavate part of the driveway to replace the poo pipe from the house to the city connection in the street and its been way worse since then. I did lay new gravel down over that section we dug up but ive since blowed most of it into the front lawn with the snow blower. Whats left is mostly dirt, unless its wet out then its all mud. Would the recycled asphalt help with that?
There is a parking pad in the back already, more or less. My dad and grandpa put it down about 30 yrs ago. I bought the house from my grandparent estate. They just framed it out with 6X6 timbers and filled it in with gravel to park an RV on. At the time, my grandparents had just retired, and were snowbirds. The pad is now covered in about 3" of topsoil, mostly from grass clippings and leaves decomposing over the years. I plan to replace the rotten timbers with pressure treated lumber, and remove as much of that topsoil as I can with a skid loader to get back down to the gravel before laying the recycled ashpalt over it. Anyone know how thick id need to lay it over an existing gravel driveway, and parking pad? Im trying to figure out how much id need.