decomposed granite

by Dayna
(Fort Myers Florida)

What makes up decomposed granite?


We have a job that calls for it, and we don't know what it is. Also, do you have a dealer in Ft Myers, Florida? Thanks

ANSWER
Hi Danya,
I've written an entire page about decomposed granite, including an explanation of what it is. I'm sure you will find it helpful!

Decomposed Granite

Two places to order it from (although they are out west) are Kafka Granite and Wheeler Zanaroni.

Susan

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stabalizer for DG paths

by Joe Garza
(Carlsbad ca )

Where in Northern San Diego County can I purchase stabilizer for an existing DG pathway? I know KRC Rock sells DG with Stabilizer but they don't sell it separately for existing paths.

Thanks, Joe

ANSWER
Try Kafka Granite or Wheeler Zanaroni.

Susan

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Decomposed Granite At Outdoor Step Area

by Robin Dickerson
(Ft Myers,Fl)

Question about decomposed granite as material for step and drainage problem.


I am looking for decomposed granite in my area and can't find it. I live in Fort Myers, Fl. I have a problem with the step right outside my back door. It is too low and water sits on the surface. If you can help me in any way I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Robin

ANwSER
Hi Robin,
I don't know if decomposed granite will solve your problem. Although it is a great material, it is not really used for raising grades. Also, how will you blend it in with the surrounding materials?

That being said, if you are set on using it, you could try Kafka Granite. They will ship anywhere, although the shipping charges can be high.

You might consider placing an attractive piece of bluestone. I am assuming this area is at the bottom of your steps where the grade of your yard is. Then you can build up the soil slightly to meet the edges, or you can just leave it as is. You can simply rest it on the top of the ground or dig it in slightly to get the desired height.

Regards,
Susan

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Walkway with DG - Sand - Stonedust - Polymeric Sand

by Lee Sands
(New Boston, Texas)

I am working on a walkway of natural stone and am going to use metal border and some sand. I was wondering if using decomposed granite could be use between the stones and would adding water regularly make the granite (DG)harden any?

ANSWER

No, the DG will not harden with water. If you are looking for a filler material in the joints that will harden, I would suggest polymeric sand. It is applied and then wet down. After it is wet, it hardens rather quickly.

If you do not want it to harden, you would use either sand or stone dust in the joints. This will allow the water to percolate down through the paving joints while the polymeric sand will not. Polymeric sand is less maintenance. Sand and stonedust is better for the environment/runoff.

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