Road building out of GLASS

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Road building out of GLASS

Postby coachgeo » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:08 pm

recycled glass. Thinking on using it as a road base. Some are experementing with this mixed with other things and veg oil to make bricks aka Vegebricks

any ideas on how to best use broken glass as a road fill. My drive way is LONGGGG... like a good thousand yards... more like a ROAD and not a drive way.

I have lots of resources to get beer bottles.
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Postby biovindiesel » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:18 pm

Don't walk barefoot on your broken glass driveway. You don't have a dog do you?
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Postby Burbarian » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:47 am

If it's recycled glass aggregate, it's all been put through a big rotating drum and tumbled smooth. All the sharp edges bashed and rounded off. They're very safe, inert and stable. They use tumbled recycled glass for many children's playgrounds as it is safer than regular dirt. Glass is a very poor growth medium for bacteria, unlike regular dirt.
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Postby coachgeo » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:01 pm

Burbarian wrote:If it's recycled glass aggregate,..
Like I said, I got access to lots of beer bottles so.... its not yet tumbled, treated, or crushed.
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Postby coachgeo » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:36 pm

forgot about one of my orginal ideas.

To use WASTE paint from builders as a polymer to hold the glass or glass and stone together. Sorta like add lots of hardner to a bunch of collected waste paint and mix it with some glass or a blend of glass, sand, cement powder, gravel etc. to form a paste and slop it out on the ground like laying cement in a form for a foundation.

2" thick enough for a generic driveway if I lay say some chicken wire in there between two layers of 1"?

Maybe some thicker wire fencing would be better than chicken wire?
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Postby Burbarian » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:45 pm

Glass and portland cement don't go well together due to alkali-silica reaction. 2 inches concrete driveway thickness is ok if properly reinforced with dual layers of welded wire mesh and/or expanded metal lath. Best over gravel base over geofabric. Check the ferrocement forums.
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