On a whim I bought 2 hours worth of a digger and driver on GrabOne. Not sure why I did it but now it's about to expire so I've booked them in for this Wednesday. We've wanted to extend our driveway for a while to create a parking bay at the end (there's already room to park a car but our trailer has to sit on the grass which isn't ideal). It won't be a heavily used parking bay, mainly to store the trailer.
To save on money we're looking at doing a gravel parking bay of 18sqm (eventually I want to build a carport over the top but I'll save that for my next whim purchase). I'm trying to decide how I want to construct this. Various guides have suggested anything from 80mm to 300mm depth and than various layers (2-3).
I'm thinking at this time of excavating 160mm deep, compacting the soil and putting down a weed mat. Than a layer of large aggregate (around 100mm deep) to be compacted before a final layer of the selected gravel. I've ruled out using that honey comb mesh due to the cost (upwards of $40 per sqm).
Has anyone done anything similar that can provide some tips? I'll pop into my local landscape supplies centre tomorrow and get their thoughts but I want to go in with some idea of the process. I want to DIY this (apart from the initial excavation) and am in no rush to complete it although I doubt my wife will appreciate a mud pit for too long.
I've since stopped the GrabOne daily emails to avoid a repeat of this situation.