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CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
My driveway has been an embarrassing potholed mess the last two years. Possibly the best $780 I ever spent.

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When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

Adam J. McCleod


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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Gravel or reclaimed asphalt?
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    First they laid down 1.5" minus rocks and then topped it with gravel. All said and done, it was 39 yards of material.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Nice job, about time -- the neighbors were starting to whisper.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Our driveway is well over 300 feet long and steep. a 25 degree grade is a conservative estimate. It was paved at one time but has washed out badly which makes a permanent fix pricey. One estimate we got was 5K and I didn't feel comfortable that he saw the drainage issues to address to make it a long term fix.
    You don't need 4 wheel drive but there is lots of tire spinning. Our neighbor had her's done for about 7K and I can see it ain't gonna last.
    Up on top it;s paved and sealed to the house and the shop, at our place I mean.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    Nice job, about time -- the neighbors were starting to whisper.

    The UPS and FedEx guys were complaining. A lot.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Our driveway is well over 300 feet long and steep. a 25 degree grade is a conservative estimate. It was paved at one time but has washed out badly which makes a permanent fix pricey. One estimate we got was 5K and I didn't feel comfortable that he saw the drainage issues to address to make it a long term fix.
    You don't need 4 wheel drive but there is lots of tire spinning. Our neighbor had her's done for about 7K and I can see it ain't gonna last.
    Up on top it;s paved and sealed to the house and the shop, at our place I mean.


    My driveway isn't steep, but it is about 400' long. There is (was) a low spot that collects water and creates a mud bog. I'm hoping filling it with rocks will improve it's drainage.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


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