Failing driveway

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-13-10, 10:36 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 72
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Failing driveway

I have a poorly constructed asphalt driveway, approx 100'x8', with apparently not enough gravel base and possibly not enough asphalt thickness. It is also over clay. As a result there a severe tire depressions and cracking, etc.

Even if I wanted to go cheaply, and convert to a dirt/gravel drive, I am guessing that the asphalt would need to be removed, or possibly even a full tear out of the base and start over. Does this sound correct?

Are there other approaches to consider and/or is there any good solution that would involve leaving whats already there in place?

Any information is appreciated. Thanks.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-13-10, 05:16 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 4,947
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Asphalt thickness doesn't have too much to do with the strength. Most of that is derived from a good base. I don't see why you would need to tear out the asphalt if you are going to put gravel down. I'm certainly no expert, but I think it would actually be better that way. The asphalt will prevent the gravel from being pushed into the dirt. That way you won't need to dump gravel on your driveway every two years.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: