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Turns out that this is a local-ism for the Canadian prairies. Locally gravel means a mix of mostly clay, with some sand and stone. These are seperately gathered and mixed in specific proportions. Aparently most other places in N America would call this a low grade road gravel or base gravel. I still feel like I orderred a coffee and got a mix of coffee, ...


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When ordering "gravel" it is important to consider if it's washed or not. The crushed gravel can be compacted just fine. The clay will not compact as well since it won't lock together. If you're really concerned you can add some lye to your gravel as you compact it and that will strengthen it up. Honestly we get the crushed stone all the time for the roads ...


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Sounds like you got "Crusher Run", when you wanted "Washed Stone". This site has a good description of some different types. Crusher Run Washed stone It's used as a base for driveways and roads, but is typically compacted and covered by another material (asphalt for example). You may have been thinking of something more like pea gravel, or similar. ...



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