Repairing end of driveway


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Old 08-10-05, 08:17 PM
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Repairing end of driveway

Our driveway is the concrete and rock mixed kind. At the end of our driveway, before you go in to the street, there is a huge hole. How do we repair this? Grass and lots of dirt, etc are already in there so it must have been this way for a while (we're new homeowners, or soon at least). First home we have owned, so we're new to this.

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Old 08-12-05, 08:45 PM
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Without disturbing the soil any deeper than the bottom of the concrete that is in place, remove the fill from the hole to the depth of the existing concrete. You can use package mix such as quikrete or sakrete to fill the hole. Follow the directions on the package for mixing and curing times. If the hole is large, more than a foot or so in diameter, this may take some time to complete.

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Old 08-13-05, 05:40 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the hole is deeper than the existing concrete... And the hole (imo, no actual measurements) is probably 2'x2'.
 
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Old 08-13-05, 02:03 PM
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Dig the 'soft material' (mud, crud and junk) down to hopefully you hit the stone base. Once you get it cleaned out to the depth of the other concrete, measure the depth of the hole. Then measure the length and width. Now go shopping for some concrete mix and read the bag. It will show a chart on the side on how much each bag will fill.

So 2x2 would be 4 square foot and say 5" deep... see which bag/bags will easily fill this. Remember its better to have too much over too little. Mix the concrete per instructions, dump it in the hole, tamp it down really well with a rake and then level it off with a nice level, non-twisted/bowed 2x4. You might want to clean it up with a trowel. Remember to water the fresh concrete to help it cure for the next few days and don't drive on it for 4 or 5 days.
 
 

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