Driveway extension

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Old 06-14-11, 01:24 PM
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Driveway extension

On the side of my driveway I have a small section of grass and dirt, that i would llike to convert into an extension of my driveway, so i can park a car there, There is a low spot and a puddle/mud forms everytime there is rain. It doesn't have a by tar, but what can i do to make this into a small parking place???
I plan on bordering it with a piece of "PT' timber.
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Old 06-14-11, 02:15 PM
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I'm not sure what you want you can dig it out as needed, form it out and pour concrete. Or put in a gravel bed and have asphalt laid over it. Or just fill it in with gravel. Could you be a little more specific? maybe show us a pic or two?
 
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I agree. More info needed. What is a "by tar"?
 
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Old 06-14-11, 06:12 PM
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yeah, I don't want to pour concrete, nothing fancy...just wanna do a gravel type of thing, or a gravel asphalt mixture that will hold.
What type of gravel should I use, and what should I put down first..and so on..
I have a gravel/sand pit right across the street from my house..just gotta know what to ask for.
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It can be any gravel you want. They have all kinds. Go see what they have and pick one that you like.
 
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You don't want gravel, you want crushed stone. Gravel has rounded edges and will not compact well. Your wheels could spin and dig in. I learned this lesson the hard way. Stone locks together and makes a good base.
I once put decorative gravel in a driveway at a homeowner's request. He picked out some beautiful stuff, but his tires would sink in like they would on sand.
 
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Something like crusher run would stick together real well. The only down side is all the stone dust will track onto your driveway. I assume [but don't know] that would just be a temporary issue.
 
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