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Rock Wall, Steps, Bamboo

Basalt wall with basalt/gravel steps in the background.

Lake Oswego Shade Garden
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Amy Henderson wrote:
Inspirational gravel steps - Please tell me type / size of gravel used on these steps. I'm making some gravel-paved "ramped steps" and like the texture here. My "risers" will not be as stunning, though. Will use reclaimed granite from re-built wall.
   Comment   March 4, 2014
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Amy Henderson
I have to get myself to the stone supplier to see what we have here in lower NY state. Would you please tell me how deep you go down, what larger gravel layer below, if any, and how deep the finish gravel is? Basically, what's your construction specification. How high does the stone riser have to stand proud of the gravel to keep it more or less in place? BTW, THANKS!!!!
March 4, 2014 at 2:08pm   
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We usually do 3"-4" of a larger gravel underneath- but it could easily be done with just the finer gravel. We then do 2"-3" of the 1/4" minus gravel over the top. It compacts very hard, so the riser top and gravel can basically be level to each other.
March 4, 2014 at 2:14pm      Thanked by Amy Henderson
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