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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:29 pm 
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I am planning on having a go at installing artificial grass to an area of 4m x 4m in my back garden.

Some installers state to lay 10mm of mot type 1 sub base then compact, some say sharp sand.

Which is the best way and why?

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Just wondering, have you any pets?

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I was wondering the same thing!


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Well for a start you can't lay 10mm of Type 1, the stones can be up to 40mm in size. Are you sure they don't mean 100mm of Type 1 followed by 10mm of sharp sand on top?

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Yes, sorry that's it.

But generally, what's the purpose of type 1 in this situation, to allow for drainage? Please explain.


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Type1 compacted won't drain well. It's probably to prevent vegetation and uneven compaction which you could just top dress with traditional lawn



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Not sure I understand you ozo. I understood type 1 to be basically rock, which could be crushed. I've just spoken to a supplier of artificial grass who recommends using a compacted type 1 sub base, as it will allow for drainage. He said the water will still be able to drain through the rocks, even when compacted.

Any thoughts anyone?


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