concrete driveway abrupt drop-off

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Old 03-31-06, 06:40 AM
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concrete driveway abrupt drop-off

We put in a concrete driveway to comply with code. To save money, we put in the minimum length, from the curb to just past the start of the house. There is an abrupt drop-off of about 6 inches where the driveway ends and you see the edge of the concrete. It is unattractive and impractical.
We thought about getting someone to extend the driveway a bit further and trying to slope it so it is at the grade when it ends, but people have told us the concrete would have to be wheelbarreled to the spot--which is expensive. Otherwise, the weight of a concrete truck would destroy the new driveway. We also thought about trying to just disguise the problem with landscaping, but I don't know if a dirt build up will look decent and will holdup.
Any suggestions for the best way to remedy this?
 
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Old 03-31-06, 12:47 PM
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Unless I fail to understand your dilemma otherwise, it seems that you could fill up to the surface level of the concrete and plant. If there is vehicular traffic off of the end of the concrete onto the soil, you could build up the area with crusher run and compact it. It will take traffic and can be managed manually with pickup trucks and wheelbarrows.
 
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