Hogging gravel self binding gravel
Hoggin is a great alternative to tarmac and plain gravel drives and paths
What is hogging
Hoggin or ‘graded hoggin’ is derived from dug gravel or pit-run gravel which includes significant amounts of clay. It is typically used in gardens to provide compacted ground cover, creating an attractive, stable, low-maintenance, semi-permeable, bound surface.
How to lay hogging
Hoggin Self Binding Gravel is normally 10mm down to dust, in a golden brown tone. The fines make it ideal for areas with a firmer finish when compacted. Perfect for car parks, paths, golf courses, cycle paths, bridleways and larger walkways such as at stately homes and heritage properties.
It’s best laid on a new base or existing base such as MOT 1 stone or 25mm to 50mm hardcore that’s been compacted. Next, add some landscape sheeting to prevent weeds.
Next spread and level with a rake 40mm to 50mm of hogging and roll or compact using a compacting plate making sure the hogging is most enough to start to bind as it’s rolled or compacted.
Finally, leave for a few weeks then spread a thin layer of surface stone.
With the surface stone, it does not want to be too deep just enough to cover the hogging. Ideally, the finishing stone needs to be 15 to 20 mm so it is not picked up in the soles of your shoes etc
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