There's lots of information online and videos on YouTube on how to build a gravel patio, but they usually don't have enough specifics. They say "you may want to do this" or "pour base material" without clarify when or what or how. So I'll just ask specific question here for my project.
I making a 200 sq ft gravel patio. I pulled up sod and other vegetation. The soil is mixture of clay and sand.
- Do I need to lay down geotextile fabric? If so, what kind? Presumably, I'm more worried about weeds than stability - is that correct?
- Do I need to tamp the soil? With a hand tamper or rent a compactor?
- For the base layer, should I use clean or modified? What's the appropriate thickness for the base layer? Do I need to compact this layer?
- What's the appropriate thickness for the top layer?