I brought in a bunch of angular “sand” over the weekend to build up the ground in a large loafing shed that is in some low ground. Over the years, I’ve taken out too much soil by cleaning up in the spring, coupled with wind erosion, the shed has gotten lower than the already semi-low dry lot.
So, I brought in a bunch of road base and leveled relatively well, and compacted it with a vibrating tamping plate. I had in my mind that since this is a (angular) sand of sorts, that the plate would disperse it in to small dips and such as it tamped. Well, that’s not how it works. It nicely tamped in to place every dip and mound that was still in the dirt after I “leveled” it.
Is there a way to level this stuff completely flat? Like in a manner that I could instal mats on top. I guess I could rent a laser leveler, but even then I don’t know how that works. I would think there’s still a big human component and having to rake it all in to the dips and swales. And damp sand/base/dirt is HEAVY to rake around a 60 foot long shed.