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Did you know building a driveway or parking lot can increase the value of your property? Choosing Limestone, with its grayish-white color
can enhance the landscape and is a less expensive alternative to an asphalt or concrete driveway or parking lot. It is important to know the correct size of limestone needed and if you need multiple numbers of limestone to complete your project. Here are a few examples of numbers of limestone needed for driveways and parking lots.
First, the base of the driveway or parking lot should be filled with large stones. Number 2 Limestone is commonly used and is 3 to 4 inches of clean crushed limestone. This size resembles a lemon or grapefruit. Also, it cannot be shoveled by hand, so a skid-steer loader or dozer will work well to put the rocks in the desired position.
Secondly, add number 57 limestone rocks on top of the base. These ¾ to 1 inch rocks resembles a golf ball and weigh 1.25 ton per cubic yard. Use a scraper blade to place the rocks along the area and then go over that later with a metal roller pulled behind the equipment to pack the rocks down.
Lastly, top the area with number 8 limestone. This crushed limestone is 3/8-1/2 inch in size. As you place these rocks on top make a crown along the length of the driveway, higher than the sides. This allows for proper water flow. Once rocks are packed by a roller, the driveway or parking lot should be done.
If your next project involves building a driveway or parking lot, order your limestone from Jones Topsoil in Columbus, Ohio. Jones Topsoil has been serving Central Ohio for 85 years and specializes in providing top quality Topsoil, Mulch, Gravel, Limestone and Sand deliveries to your home! To place your order or learn more about our services contact us online.