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Old 09-16-2017, 01:00 PM
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For "light duty" or limited access parking areas and laneways you can buy concrete blocks that lay down in a lattice pattern. Grass can grow through and water leaches away but there's enough support for fairly large trucks even in our really wet weather. They're often used for fire access lanes where use is limited but the trucks have to have access when the need arises. Our soils around here tend to be heavy and completely saturated in the winter months so driving on plain grass is often a good way to get into trouble.

Another product available around here is crushed limestone. Lay it down, spread it and water it down and it soon becomes very hard. It is impervious to water so rain runs off rather than drain through...
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:50 PM
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Bottom ash from a coal fired power plant work well and weeds have a hard time growing in it. We get it free, just have to pay for the trucking. Kinda like very coarse sand.
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