Fixing a driveway

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  1. Canadian border VT

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    Well since we had a tornado up here, 2006 ish! I have been complaining about my drive.
    That year we ran many pieces equipment and 18 wheelers up and down my quarter-mile driveway. Including 80,000# Feller Buncher on the tractor trailer and ran numerous 18 wheelers loads of wood chips out.
    This had the effect of pushing driveway down 6 inches or so below the swails creating a seagull or kids slide effect.
    We had a good year so I decided to fix it.
    Step 1 excavate bad area add extra parking C094FE48-4BC3-4043-9ECE-73291125D5A7.jpeg

    more pics I ran out of time 7501DE72-C020-42ED-B42C-A996467F0C7E.jpeg A6972F32-C513-43D0-AB3D-8178165DB518.jpeg 1A5FFD2E-02F2-4632-B94A-2444B48A4174.jpeg A6F78659-9E20-470D-A6C7-091F505724D6.jpeg C3229564-FFAF-4259-A5AA-533164DDDB81.jpeg
     

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  2. Ron T

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    1/4 mile drive sounds great to me. Looking good.
     
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    Chip and Seal or rock?
     
  5. Canadian border VT

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    Rock here is labeled as 70603a Basically 3/8 minus 300 yards or 17 18 yard trucks and not finished :bug:
     
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    Well Well Seasoned and Horkn have been down my driveway and they will tell you it’s nice but every time it’s rained it’s an 2 hours on box blade on Kubota
     
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    Those rolls on right are 3 rolls of heavy duty road fabric that will prevent pot holes and sinking. I asked our resident JCMC road guy he said go HD as it’s :emptywallet: versus what’s on top:makeitrain"
     

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    :popcorn: .... Lookin' Good Sir...:handshake:
     
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    Thanks Chvymn99 I needed to get to a driveway to road
     
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    Only rule I ever learned on gravel roads was water is your enemy. A good ditch and crown avoids most problems.

    What is your plan on snow removal without damaging the crown??? Or will you recrown the road each spring? Box blades are great at moving materials but lousy at rebuilding a crown.
     
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    300 yards is alot to buy at 1 time. I work in excavation/ road building and I agree with above post about crown and drainage.
     
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    Yeah I just wrote check my neighbor to who runs trucking company that delivered ... Van Halen 5150 sounds close. Eddy died today


    DNH snow removal is done by 76 inch meteor blower on back of Kubota which is faster than push Honda 724 track I did 3 years paid my self $40 a time to earn blower;)
     
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    I wish I had known that been looking for advice since june:rofl: :lol:
     
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    Looking and asking gets two different reply’s!
     
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    I can imagine after a heavy rain that your driveway gets washed out. So will this fix keep you from having to fix the driveway after storms?
     
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    That’s awesome! Nice job
     
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    The only downside is everything is more expensive. It cost about 20 grand to pave mine a couple years ago, and I just had it sealed and it took 300 gallons of sealer at a cost of 3k. I did the gravel thing for almost a decade. It got tiring constantly raking/grading, filling potholes, plowing gravel up in warm weather snowstorms, raking that gravel out of grass, etc.
     
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    I have roughly 600 feet of driveway. I have put over 60 ton of #57 slag down in the past 2 years along with dust to help lock things down. Yes.... the raking/ grading is a pia.
     
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    Looking good. My sister lives in Vermont. (Exit 14 off 91). Their driveway is half a mile up hill from the road. It took my brother in law quite a few years to get it in good order but it’s been in good shape for at least the last 5 years or so. It’s amazing how many trucks worth of material he’s put down but thankfully he works for Pike and gets a great deal on material and trucking.
     
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    The secret now is to take care of it!
     
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