Is decomposed granite cheaper than concrete?
Costs. The best part about decomposed granite is that it’s relatively inexpensive compared with other solutions such as concrete or pavers. Cost typically statrt at $40 to $50 per cubic yard for locally available options, whereas more exotic colors will be higher. It’s also durable and easy to maintain.
What can I use instead of decomposed granite?
Decomposed Granite Alternatives
- Sand. Sand is one of the most commonly quarried construction aggregates and is one of the two natural aggregates.
- Gravel. Gravel is another natural construction aggregate.
- Shale. Shale is sometimes used as a lightweight construction aggregate.
- Recycled Concrete.
What is the difference between crushed and decomposed granite?
Crushed stone is closely related to decomposed granite (DG), but these rocks are not crushed as finely as DG. Both are popular for contemporary landscapes, but crushed stone offers a crisper look than DG. Pros: Crushed stone can be poured and compacted in any shape, providing design flexibility.
How deep does decomposed granite have to be?
We recommend getting enough DG to achieve a depth of 2″ to 3″ throughout your walkway, and 4″ if you are covering a whole driveway.
Do weeds grow through decomposed granite?
They appear to have simply sprouted there. Weeds, on the other hand, are slow to sprout in the compacted D.G. If they do simply hoe them out. Jerry Collins, a grading contractor in Tulare who uses a lot of D.G., says “nothing will grow through three to four inches of D.G., except maybe Bermuda grass.”
Do I need to stabilize decomposed granite?
Since loose DG does not contain any stabilizers, it is best placed in low traffic areas where it won’t be tracked indoors. Stabilized DG is a mixture of gravel with a light binder which helps the material hold its form more than its natural state.
How long does it take decomposed granite to harden?
3 to 4 days
Allow 3 to 4 days for the Decomposed Granite to completely dry out. Maintenance and Repairs. 1. Loose aggregate will appear on the surface as time passes.
Why is decomposed granite so expensive?
Because decomposed granite is heavy—one cubic yard weighs well over a ton—it’s unlikely you’ll be able to bring it home yourself (but if you do, nice flex!) This means you’ll need to pay delivery costs to get the DG from the quarry to your building site. The average delivery cost for DG is $50 to $75 per load.
Can dogs dig through decomposed granite?
Keeping pets and humans happy In areas of high dog traffic, replace the grass with a more durable surface, like pea gravel or decomposed granite. These materials are safe for your dog to run on but won’t wear out.