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I completely understand what you are saying, but...

I completely understand what you are saying, but experience has shown me that unfortunately many tradesman are not doing their trades properly. They have been looking to me for guidance. Doesn't...
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I'm fine with the extra charge. I want it done...

I'm fine with the extra charge. I want it done correctly. There is not much slope. Maybe 1/4" per ft.

Still a bit confused...doesn't gravel allow the water to drain downward away from the...
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The engineer was only involved for the foundation...

The engineer was only involved for the foundation and structural slab. The driveway is being done as they typically do driveways (half ass :D).
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Last question, 4" of gravel under the slab is...

Last question, 4" of gravel under the slab is typical correct? They were planning on putting little to no gravel and pouring on top of clay soil. I told them they needed to dig down, haul the dirt...
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I agree two cars crammed next to each other would...

I agree two cars crammed next to each other would look funny, and I really don't want to go over any further. There are trees another 8 ft to the right as well as the property line. I told them to...
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8 could make it 18' wide, but I thought perhaps...

8 could make it 18' wide, but I thought perhaps that would look funny with the apron not centered with the driveway. It is a very short and straight driveway, so it would be very noticeable. Maybe...
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It's a public street and VDOT has jurisdiction. I...

It's a public street and VDOT has jurisdiction. I had to get a permit through them to move the apron and they are required to inspect it to ensure it was done to their specifications. The property...
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Should I strengthen that corner with a couple...

Should I strengthen that corner with a couple pieces of rebar? Or perhaps square it off instead of the 45 degree angle? The angle makes it flow better but I don't want to risk structural problems. ...
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I believe VDOT requires the apron to he centered...

I believe VDOT requires the apron to he centered with the door. Plus I think it would look better that way. And I typically park my truck along the curb on the right side, which is right at the...
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It makes quite a difference actually. I have a...

It makes quite a difference actually. I have a very limited area to work with. Option 1 doesn't allow me to park both of my vehicles side by side because the extension isn't deep enough.
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New Driveway Advice

Driveway is being poured next week. Need to decide on the following two options. Difference is where to begin transition to widened area--at the mouth of the apron or where the apron ends at the...
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New Driveway Design Feedback

Having a new concrete driveway poured and wanted to get some feedback on the design. Specifically the angled portion just passed the apron. Will this be a weak point? Should it be okay if I...
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