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  1.  
    Is there any kind of bituminous macadam with a better surface such to allow for easier washing down, or do I need to specify asphalt?
    I have lived with crushed stone this 20+ years and cannot keep it clean, too much rain with insufficient falls, results in "clabber".
    cheers
    mth
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2018
     
    I'd most likely be looking at porous tarmac, possibly with decorative stone chips.
  2.  
    Owlman,
    I "thought" all bitmac was porous?
    The trouble with bitmac, from my observation & reasoning, is bitmac works better on the public highway, due to the amount of traffic, keeping it rolled in.
    Around a private dwelling, even if one has avoided the gypsy tarmac layers, and used a reputable firm, it simply does not appear to be remain solid and as suitable for power hose washing, as it would be in a County road.
    And I cannot get sufficient falls for asphalt, being 1:40 from memory, to avoid ponding, without it looking very contrived.
    I will however be talking to a couple of decent local firms on Monday morning re developments over the past 20 years, in respect of bitmac.
    cheers
    mth
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2018
     
    Posted By: orangemannotI have lived with crushed stone this 20+ years and cannot keep it clean, too much rain with insufficient falls, results in "clabber".


    How about lime-sabilized soil ?

    https://www.thespruce.com/soil-cement-paving-for-driveways-1398082

    just a thought.

    gg
  3.  
    I would need a "wile" lot o lime to stabalize the pure peat soil I got!
    Anyway SM says more Pavoirs please, and screw my already knackered back.
    regards all
    marcusthehat
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