We’ve been told that there are several grades of gravel and we want the light gold coloured one that has a powdery element that binds it together. Before I commission somebody to do the work I’d like to know what I’m talking about! Thanks.
Popular subject! There was a post about this not long ago…
I talked to the artisans first, they told me how many m3 I’d need, then I went to my local quarry, explained what I wanted it for and then they showed me a choice of piles of castine. Then my terrassement crew did the biz spreading it and compacting it with the whacker plate etc. It is worth putting down a membrane géotextile before you put in the castine. Obviously they could have done everything without any input from me bar saying what colour - but it is more fun being involved. Have a go with the whacker plate it is a hoot. It is also better if there is some sort of border to keep it in place, eg my terrace has walls around it so the castine doesn’t migrate.
I need cheering up, Véro. I don’t suppose you have any visuals of you a hootin’ n ‘tootin’ round your terrasse with your whacker you could share?
Alas no, but just visualise Zebedee (aka Zébulon) in The Magic Roundabout and thats about it then obv your arms buzz for a bit afterwards so that’s entertaining too.
sometimes, my washing machine vibrates so much I have to hang onto it… to stop it marching across the floor… your whacker fun and games… sounds similar