Rough uphill driveway with standing water at the bottom.

Old 08-13-18, 11:40 AM
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Rough uphill driveway with standing water at the bottom.

So my mom's driveway has always had problems with washing out from rain and needing to be graded very often. However, the bottom part of the driveway over the years has began to hold water. When it rains hard there will be a small creek that will form almost and end right at her driveway. If it doesn't rain for a few weeks it will clear up but as soon as it rains just a bit it fills back up.

I would like to fix the issue as I am sure she is tired of getting mud all on and inside her vehicle all the time, but I am not an expert when it comes to this type of stuff. Would love to hear some views from others who have more knowledge with handy work.

Much appreciation, Taylor

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Old 08-13-18, 12:13 PM
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You'll need to dig down to the side of the driveway to so the water has a place to go and to hopefully stop the other run off from making it to the driveway. Wouldn't hurt to build up the bottom of the driveway if that's feasible.
Old 08-13-18, 12:22 PM
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You can build up the low areas with QP. (Quarry product).
It's a mixture of crushed rock and rock dust that compacts very well.

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