Hello to all,
We live in Houston and the soil is a dark "gumbo" clay. When it is wet, it sticks to everything and when you try to use a shovel, over half of what you dig up sticks to the shovel when you toss the load. If you were rubber boots, they become compacted w the clay and it is hard to remove.
The pool guys are here today and we have rains yesterdsay on top of the area they are supposed to dig and try to remove this sticky crude. If they they to put down aggregate rock, sand, etc and they use the gas power compacting device, then lay the travertine pavers, will this even work? When this type of "soil" [if you call it that], is so swollen, when it hits the heat of summer and start to dry out, will this settle the pavers and they will start to sink/crack?
Bottomline, do I tell them "no can do" or let them move forward?
I would really appreciate your help and advice on this matter.