Do I need metal mesh?

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Old 06-09-19, 03:16 PM
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Question Do I need metal mesh?

Seems as though my daughter can not avoid driving on the grass. So I decided to eliminate the grass and add this triangular section on my apron. Do you think it's necessary to put down some metal mesh or just some crushed stone will do the job. In most cases it's only the front tire that occasionally will hit this spot.

Also I plan on cutting out the cracked section of sidewalk, squaring it off and relaying it. But first the apron piece.






 
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I wouldn't bother with either for such a small area.
 
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Old 06-09-19, 05:04 PM
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A big rock in that area will fix the problem.
 
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I don't see any need for reinforcing wire, but, being such a small area, I can see it tipping and creating a trip hazard. If anything, I might consider drilling and doweling it to the adjacent slabs, but it would be tight getting a hammer drill in there, you'd probably have to dig out more sod and lay it back in, and wouldn't be of much use with the crack in the sidewalk, so maybe not worth it. Personally, I would probably take her for a walk down the street some evening and point out how possible it is to make the turn without driving over the lawn.
 
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Old 06-09-19, 05:21 PM
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I can see it tipping and creating a trip hazard.
Hmm...never thought about that.

Yae, about that walk. Not gonna happen!
 
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You might want to check with the city as some can be pretty strict when it comes to driveway aprons. Many require that concrete to be 6" thick while 4" is fine for the rest of the driveway. I second the suggestion to drill into the existing concrete and inserting a short piece of rebar.
 
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