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How do you know how many existing layers of asphalt on my driveway now?

I recently got a quote to dig out and replace my asphalt driveway. The quote stated if there were more than 3 layers now there would be an additional charge added to the quote. Is there a way the ...
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What considerations should I make when demolishing a driveway?

I have a really long concrete driveway, and we'd like to turn the back half of it into part of the backyard. From this: To this: I'm hiring a demolition contractor for this task, but I'd like to ask ...
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Adding a shade sail over a driveway

Because of our corner lot, my driveway is located around the corner, on the other side of the backyard. Where the driveway is located, it's covered by a old massive tree that tends to drop a lot of ...
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Can isolation joints between slab and wall be saw-cut after the pour?

Contractors poured a new concrete driveway slab up to existing concrete wall, concrete house foundation, and garage slab. Found out the day after the pour they did not install any isolation joints. ...
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Filling void under asphalt driveway

We recently moved into a new to us house. There are a couple of depressions in the asphalt driveway that I thought I should try to level with some bagged asphalt patch. Maybe unsurprisingly, when I ...
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Fix water pooling on porch connected to driveway

The steps to my back porch are connected directly to my driveway. However, the paved section of the driveway leading to the steps is improperly sloped. This leads to pooling at the bottom of the steps....
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Is my asphalt driveway beyond repair? [closed]

My asphalt driveway appears to have 2 layers of asphalt on it. The top layer is full of cracks.... resulting in many small pieces of asphalt.... As if someone dropped it and it "shattered"......
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Best way to fix bottoming-out on driveway curb-cut?

The distance between the street gutter and the top of the sidewalk in the curb-cut for my driveway is short making the angle at the crest such that a car bottoms-out when entering or leaving the ...
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How to harden a sloped grass driveway so that damage does not occur that has some softer spots?

I am wondering how to harden a particular soft edge along a driveway so that I can drive on it without damaging the lawn. Last year I installed a secondary approach by building up my lawn with the ...
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How do I stop my driveway from flooding?

I purchased this home recently and when it rained, this happened. This is as soon as I step out onto my driveway. Would sand bags help in this case? I would love to fix it in the most cost effective ...
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Concrete crack repair: (polyurethane) crack filler versus new concrete patch

What are the pros and cons of using crack filler like Sikaflex Polyurethane Sealant or its self-leveling type versus concrete patch like Quikrete Concrete Patch Repair? My understanding is that if ...
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2a modified crushed stone vs minus gravel

What is the difference between 2a modified crushed stone and minus gravel? I understand that both are crushed stones and both have finer particles. Do they come from different species of stones? What ...
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How to repair street end of driveway that has loose asphalt?

The blacktop at the street end of my driveway is cracking after only 3 years (see photo below). (I think the repaving was poorly done.) The rest of the driveway has no cracks but is not perfectly ...
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Any problem pouring concrete in layers because of the capacity of the mixer

I'm making a 9' x 8' x 3" slab as part of a repair to my driveway. The old driveway concrete has been removed from this space. The new concrete will abut the original driveway on both sides. I'm ...
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Cement vs. mortar for embedding stones in drive way

I will be scraping a dirt/gravel driveway down two inches and laying flat stones of various sizes and thicknesses. Need to have the tops at the same level, so some will need to have something ...
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Fix garage door sitting on asphalt driveway

My garage doors sit on the asphalt driveway when closed and I'm not sure why this is. In the photo I attached you can see the line/indentation in the asphalt where the door sits. I'm not sure if the ...
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What would "level with the driveway" mean exactly

Working on a big gravel patio project and already asked three questions here about it (1, 2, 3). Now, a third one, which may seem not so important, but if I make the wrong decision, it will be ...
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wood expansion joints

My wood expansion joints are fine, but the gaps between the wood and the concrete is very wide in spots. The driveway is cracking from the water getting underneath, I believe. Can I simply use clear ...
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Using edging where people walk across

I'm building a gravel patio inside my U-shaped gravel driveway. I will be using two different kinds of gravel, so I need a separator at the border to prevent the mixing of the two types of gravel. If ...
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Can bushes help keep driveway and patio gravel stable?

My front yard has a U-shaped driveway on a significant slope. The arrows in the diagram below indicate the downward direction of the slope. From the bottom right to the top left, the elevation drops ...
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Widening my driveway

I removed some trees and now widening my driveway as illustrated in the image below. Not sure how to proceed because I'm stuck on the following questions: What type of driveway is it? Dirt? Crushed ...
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How to Fill A Deep Driveway Crack?

I have some deep but thin cracks in a driveway. (Pictures below). I also have a trowl patch and crack filler bottle from Home Depot. Which (if any) would be most appropriate for filling these cracks? (...
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Is it normal to use a grinder to finish a new driveway?

Yesterday we had new concrete pads poured. We expected pour-day to be the last day. I saw them out there finishing, but when we went out that evening after everyone had left, it looked half done. ...
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How can I lift a sunken paver in the middle of my driveway / patio / walkway / sidewalk?

I have a couple pavers that have sunk in my driveway. If this was close to the edge, I’d take up a few, re-level and replace. But this is in the middle of a large expanse of pavers. How can I pull up ...
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Bad Asphalt Driveway Install?

I had a new asphalt driveway installed in March of 2020. We didn't drive on it for 14 days. Right away I started noticing "indentations" when we parked on it over night. Now it's July 1st (...
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What affects the cost of a concrete driveway installation?

We have an existing wraparound driveway, and with our daughters looking to get cars we're looking to add a few pads on the side for parking. I called around to talk to different contractors, as well ...
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Getting a power pole moved

Anyone ever had this done? What does this kind of thing typically cost if I have to pay for it? The utility cooperative here won't tell me anything without first paying hundreds of dollars for a "tech ...
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above ground pool on slightly sloped driveway

We are wanting to get an above ground pool that is approx 20'w x52"deep. Our yard is not really level enough to use so we are thinking we could possibly set it up in our driveway. It seems level to ...
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How to fill asphalt driveway cracks?

I need to seal-coat my driveway. I need to fill hairline to 1/2" cracks first. I tried the Home store liquid "crack filler" and was extremely disappointed in the results. (it shrunk and looks ...
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Edging options for newly paved asphalt driveway and parking lot

My partner and I are about to hire a contractor to pour new asphalt on our driveway and parking lot. My question has to do with edging. I have read up on Permalock which is an aluminum edging that ...
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Year old asphalt driveway is still soft - chairs make holes

We had a new asphalt driveway installed nearly one year ago in New England. Today in 75 degree sunny weather we sat outside in plastic Adirondack chair for about 45 minutes. When we got up we noticed ...
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How should gaps at edge of an asphalt driveway be filled?

I want to reseal my driveway, should gaps at the sidewalk and garage edges be filled? If so, what sort of product should be used? Here are some pictures of my driveway.
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Soutions for this steep gravel driveway - retaining wall?

We are considering buying this property which will be a "fixer-upper" but is in a valuable seaside location that we could never afford otherwise. Biggest drawback is this driveway, which after ...
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Can I create concrete driveway with forms to get the paver stone look without the need for all the aggregate beneath?

We are in desperate need of repaving our backyard that serves as a parking lot in addition to redoing our driveway. After weighing the pros and cons and taking in aesthetics we are interested in doing ...
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Driveway Erosion Problem

I live on a hillside and due to the road being narrow large trucks and school buses use an old driveway to turn around. My problem is that every time it rains it tends to wash the gravel away and ...
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Why do you need to not use cement when laying block paving?

When you lay block paving surely you have to lay it with cement rather than just sand as it hold the block down securely. So why is this?
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What is the best way to tidy outdoor items around block paving?

There are 3 aspects (circled in red) that I would like to tidy around some bricks and block paving. 2 cables coming out of brickwork into the block paving on both ends, and cuts around a drain. Are ...
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How should I seal a 2 inch gap between my driveway and garage slab?

First time posting. I was caulking the 2in wide x 16ft long gap between my driveway and garage yesterday and I screwed it up. I cleared most debris out then put play sand as a base. Then I put foam ...
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Is a stack of steel plate as strong as a single plate of the sum thickness?

I'd like to put a 4'x8' steel plate across my driveway gutter, so cars don't bottom out in the dip. I've seen 1/2" plates used for this, but at 650+ lbs. (https://www.chapelsteel.com/weight-steel-...
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How to make cold lay asphalt less porous?

Yesterday I finished off a job replacing a gully to add channel drainage on the driveway. The area we dug up (around 2m²) was topped off with 5cm (2") of cold lay asphalt laid in 2x 2.5cm (1") stages. ...
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I have erosion issues wirth gravel road

I have major erosion issues with millings road. My property is sloped . Needed advice for installing either channel drains with existing road or go with blacktop.
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Stop Gravel from Washing Away

My problem is that we have a long area of gravel used for parking for myself and several neighbors. When it rains really hard, the gravel alongside the road washes away and becomes a real danger for ...
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How should I restore the level of sinking paver bricks in my driveway?

My driveway is over thirty years old but hasn't had any maintenance work, so while it is mostly fine there are some issues. The one that concerns me most is the sinking of some of the bricks around ...
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What type of gravel should I use to top a sand driveway?

I live in Central Fl and we have a sugar sand driveway and when its dry like it is now our driveway turns into a never ending sand pit and getting in and out is difficult what would be the best type ...
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Why is newly applied asphalt not smooth?

I finally decided to hire professionals to fix my driveway rather than trying to excavate it myself. This is a newly repaved piece of the driveway: I would expect it to be smooth and even, am I ...
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Hairline crack in concrete driveway

Should I do anything about this? The crack is about 1/16 inch and four or five feet long and first appeared mid-winter. The driveway was poured just over a year before the crack appeared. I've heard ...
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Do I have enough driveway turn radius?

I want to create a new garage where my carport is, but if I build a new garage structure, I have to move it over 4' and won't have enough turn radius, right?
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Dirt Driveway Repairs

I have a long dirt driveway that is riddled with potholes. I can’t afford to have the repair done for me or even to rent a bobcat. My thought is to have a load of driveway mix/stonecrete delivered ...
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Side edging for hexagonal stone pavers? Concrete ok?

I have an idea for a walkway or driveway that would be surface with thick hexagonal pavers. One of the challenges of this design is that the edge of the paving will be irregular, since each tile is ...
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rainwater entering doorway below driveway

I have converted garage with door way about 4 inches below the driveway. Previous owner left this issue for me. My questions is i want to cut into concrete to create drainage system, french drain ...