2 comments on “Golf course stone stairs

  1. Ray Richard on ·

    Todd,

    The best option is no base. If the naturally compacted material is able to sustain the stone weight and traffic, that will work. Mother nature does a great job compacting material, and if you excavate carefully, you will create a nice platform to place the stone. Shim with stone dust if needed.

    If the existing material is unsuitable, dig down 6-8 inches and install dense grade or stone dust as a base. Plate compact the base material.

    If it’s really wet, add a layer of geofabric under and over the base stone to tighten the platform. Installing a 6 inch layer of crushed stone behind the stairway will limit water impacts.

  2. Thanks for the info. But what do you use for the base under the stone and how much?, depth?

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