sierra400

If I want to put down 3” of compacted DG in backyard do I excavate 3”?

sierra400
last month

Need help figuring out how much soil to dig out of my yard to put down DG. The plan is to put down a 3” layer of DG across the yard, and compact it with a plate compactor in 1” lifts. Will this still equal 3” in height? Or will it be like 2” or 2.5” after compacted? I need to figure this out so I know how much soil to excavate out of the yard.... do I take out 3” of soil for 3” of compacted DG? Or less? My soil is silt with gravels, I live in the high desert of Nevada. Thanks!

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