Hi guys. I am building a stone ramp leading up to the rear of my garage where I park my 1025r. Here is a pic…
I have some flat large rocks (average about 20” in diameter and about six+ inches thick. I’d like to build a ramp up to the garage. Can anyone tell me the best foundation for the flat rocks that will keep them in place when I drive over them with the tractor, and so that they won’t heave during the frost/thaw cycles we get here in Vermont? They say to go down at least 4 feet when putting in a foundation, but I don’t think that is necessary for a stone ramp. I have quite a bit of ¾” crushed stone left over from another project. I was thinking of doing the following:
- Scoop out 8” to 12" of the existing soil
- Compact it with a gas powered tamper
- Put down 6” to 8” of the ¾” crushed stone
- Put a layer of road fabric on top of the ¾”
- Put 4” to 6” of hard-pack type material on top of that
- Set the stones in and fill joints with a joint type sand
Does this sound like the right way to do this?
Thanks for your help.