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Recycled Asphalt Pad

I'm thinking of putting a recycled asphalt pad in front of my machine shed.  It would need to carry occasional traffic from the combine and tractors, but they are not heavy and I would not use it a lot.

 

I've been told 6" rolled would work.  How about sealing it?  

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Re: Recycled Asphalt Pad

Are you certain 6" will be thick enough? Asphalt becomes extremely soft in the afternoon sun. Fast flowing traffic isn't generally a problem, but slow moving and/or turning at slower speeds are hard on driving surfaces especially with aggressive ag tread tires. I'd reconsider the concrete aproach.

I'll ask you the question my granddad and dad always asked me when I did something. "If you don't have the resources to do it right the first time, when will you have them to do it over"?
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Re: Recycled Asphalt Pad

You bring up a good point.  I've been told by several who work in the field that 6" will be enough.  It's worth checking out further.  It will go on a hard packed base.

 

My use of the pad for heavy equipment will not be very often at all in the summer.  The combine and planter will go in and out in cooler weather.  The tractor does not usually go in at all in the summer.

 

I've been told several different stories on how densely the asphalt will compact.

 

My plan had been to take out 6" of dirt, lay down matting, then put down freshly reground asphalt so the oil is still in there and it is not covered too much with dust and thus degraded.  It is rolled in.  One contractor told me it would pack a 1/2 inch or inch.  Another guy said it would pack almost double.  I need to talk with some more people to see about the packing.  

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Re: Recycled Asphalt Pad

I hauled asphalt grindings 20 years ago on an interstate job. They would let you take the last load of the day home with you and I did some for myself and a few neighbors.  Worked real good if you did it on a hot sunny day.  We just spread and tracked in with a tractor.  

Can't do it here in Indiana anymore as "the man" has now classified it as hazordous waste.

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Re: Recycled Asphalt Pad

personally I don't like the looks of it I prefer nice white crushed limestone
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