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What are my options to level a concrete driveway?

I have quite an old house that was built in the 40s. During the heavy rain and winter seasons, I typically get large puddles of water in-front of my garage that seeps slowly through the weather strip. ...
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Is chert a suitable base for a concrete driveway?

I'm looking to extend my driveway to add additional parking spaces. The area will be rougtly 20'x30'. I've contacted a few contractors to get prices on material and labor. Prior to calling ...
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Driveway eroding

I have a gully 2-3 ft wide and about 2ft deep running down the side of my drivewsy down near the bottom of a hill. Someone told me to put some bags of unopened cement in these gullies . Will this work?...
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Properly fill small sinkhole near meter vault

I've got a very small sinkhole that has developed between my driveway and my water meter vault/box. The hole is about 20 inches deep and has actually eroded the soil deep enough that it goes ...
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Repair asphalt driveway damaged by transmission fluid leak

I am looking to repair a driveway damaged by transmission fluid (ATF) in the photo below. As you can see the driveway has pitted and cracked where the fluid was standing. Once winter comes I expect ...
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Harden my dirt parking spots

I just bought a house in the mountains and have 3 parking spots "off road" style. There are many pine trees so lots of loose dirt , rocks and dry pine needles. I'm afraid that when it snows and rains, ...
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How to remove asphalt used to repair concrete

When the previous homeowners replaced the asphalt driveway, they had them fill in the missing concrete from the front edge of the garage (ranges from 1/2 inch to 3 inches into the garage. I want to ...
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concrete: remove chalk line stain and clean concrete residue

I hired a cut rate concrete contractor to redo my driveway because all the bigger firms were too busy. He did a decent job, but he did a couple things that I now need to fix since the chances of ...
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Large Cracks & Depressions in Asphalt Driveway?

We have a driveway (Pictures below) that hasn't been maintained for a while and has developed large cracks and several depressions in the surface layer. I'm aware of DIY videos (Similar to https://...
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Can I stabilize the tire tracks of a gravel driveway with hot tar?

I have a gravel road with a number of hills but one is long and steep. Generally this guy is close to un-drivable within 6 months. I do not have the money to asphalt this hill, nor can I fix this ...
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How can I enclose and cover a well in a driveway?

I have a well that is currently enclosed in a large, unsightly manner with a 1/2" steel sheet. I am having the driveway redone and I want to redo this so it is just a round hole with a cover. How can ...
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Asphalt gravel mess

I have a section of recycled asphalt chips to the left of my concrete driveway, which we use parking a second car. The asphalt rocks leave a mess in the yard and in the driveway. Could I use asphalt ...
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How to fix a part of a washed out asphalt driveway?

This is what a washed out part looks like: and (same spot, from the front): from looking at fixing potholes online, it seems like filling it with a paver base and topping it with a couple inches of ...
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Temporary Coverage for Sand Driveway

I have seen this done but never knew HOW it was done and remained in place. I am planning to gravel my sand driveway within the next month or so but in the meantime, I'm thinking about buying a heavy ...
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How to prepare driveway for a pour in a narrow space?

I'm planning to make a concrete driveway by myself but planning to call a concrete truck for a pour. Problem is that my driveway is narrow and there is a hill on the right side. So the truck can't ...
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Road base for curb ramp

I've got a curb ramp at bottom of my driveway that I want to fill so I can drive up it without slowing. The usual fixes are to fill the dip with concrete, asphalt, lumber, a rubber ramp, metal ramp, ...
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Dip in Driveway causing car to bottom out - How to bridge the gap?

New townhome has a steep driveway that leads into a ramp up into the garage. Cars are bottoming out as the wheels go into the dip. Looking for advice on the best way to fill or bridge this gap in ...
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Leaves in concrete showing through

We had a new concrete driveway, sidewalk, and stoop installed in late November (it is now early January). The leaves were still falling around the time of the installation so I asked the contractor if ...
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Repair driveway expansion joint sealant during winter?

We moved into a new construction home this part March. At our first warranty walkthrough, our builder told us that because we were a north facing home, we would have to seal our expansion joint where ...
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Fixing concrete pedestal below garage door

My driveway is asphalt, but the portion just under the garage door is a big concrete slab. That slab is cracked in the middle, and presumably from movement in the ground, is now sunken down a bit in ...
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How can a steep driveway be kept safe in snowy climates?

I looked at a house today and one of its drawbacks was that it had a very long, steep driveway. In New England we get thick snow, sleet and ice and with a steep driveway I am concerned the car might ...
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Can this asphalt driveway be repaired?

We had an asphalt driveway put down around 5-6 months ago. The second half of the driveway the mix went dry and left a bad finish. We pointed out the worst parts, the contractors came back and put two ...
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Determining minimum dimensions for circular driveway

What should be the minimum dimensions for a circular driveway on a 100' wide property, including the radius? The property is flat, and the house will be wherever we want to place it relative to the ...
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Repair A Blacktop Asphalt Driveway or hire a pro?

I have an asphalt driveway. I have: two 1/8" deep indents (from car tires) separation from the garage floor a big spider crack in the center dull/worn look How do I DIY repair? ...
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How can I stop foot-prints showing in Vitrified paving?

We've had some vitrified paving laid at the front of the house. We're noticing that footprints are very visible (if someone comes to the door, we can see the exact route they took). Is there a way ...
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Filling potholes in my dirt driveway [duplicate]

My driveway (see picture) has developed potholes that are so deep that the high parts can hit the bottom of the car! My driveway is a dirt driveway with crushed blacktop on top. Also, it is very ...
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Best product/method to repair pictured cracks in driveway

Please see below for picture. I would like to repair the cracks, but am unsure as to the ideal product. For reference, the picture represents an area that is approximately 3 feet by 2 feet, with a ...
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Can I build a temporary driveway ramp over a new concrete curb?

My street is being redone and the road crew poured the new curbs yesterday and the bossman says I can't get out. I notice that the level of the earth of my lawn is above the level of the poured curb....
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Which qualities should I look for in a driveway sealer for new asphalt?

Two years ago, the blacktop on my driveway was replaced. It has never been sealed. The local hardware and paint stores sell various driveway sealers. What features should I look for when I buy ...
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Drainage on side of new driveway

A bit of a two-part question. I had a new driveway put in this week. The sides of the driveway are exposed still after the forms were removed and I wonder whether I need to rush to fill that in so ...
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Fixing a wood barrier

I have a wood barrier that runs alongside my yard and holds back dirt from the driveway. The wood is starting to rot but is still doing OK. The wall has started to come apart in a few places. I would ...
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Will heavy rain tomorrow be a problem if I pour concrete today?

If I start pouring concrete today at 2PM while it's sunny, and it starts to rain heavily tomorrow at 2PM... and not stop raining for the next 5 days (this is the weather forecast), will my driveway be ...
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How to fix asphalt cracked in large chunks?

I have a small asphalt ramp from the garage sloping towards the alley. It seems that either the salt or the city snow plowers cracked the corner and shattered a section of it. I tried to piece it ...
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What to use to harden up a gravel driveway

I have a gravel driveway uphill. I put new 1/2" rock gravel in last fall because of washout. I also spread concrete and sprayed it, but it didn't take. I have a 05 Harley Davidson Road King custom ...
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Arborist opinion on paving over tree roots. Will it kill the tree?

I have a 30ft tall, 24in diameter Silver Maple tree, smack right in the middle of my 40ft-wide front lawn. I'd like to widen my 10ft-wide driveway, but I don't want to cut down the tree, because it ...
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How do I divert rain water off of property?

My upper back yard sits on a slight hill. When it rains, water forms in holes like springs, and water continues to run down my driveway days after it has stop raining. I just had a new driveway ...
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Is my contractor's proposal for a driveway base in Scotland suitable?

I have a question. I live in Scotland and I asked builders to do my driveway, about 60 sq meters. It is a driveway where I'll be parking the 2 jeeps I have, with a total weight of about 6 tonnes. ...
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awkward driveway curve has cars nearly colliding with house, how to mitigate? [closed]

Bellow is an arial photo and a road-side photo of my new house. As you can see the driveway is an awkward curve especially when backing out of the car port to the side of the garage - you have to do ...
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Can I calculate area of an irregular driveway using perimeter length?

can I measure the perimeter of an irregular driveway then simply convert this into area using the formula for area of a circle?
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How do I reduce dust from driveway made of stone dust?

I have this situation where the driveway in front of my house was made from stone dust, the problem is the dust from the driveway was carried by the wind and goes to my house and cover everything in ...
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What type of dirt do I need to fix holes in my driveway

I apologize for this being a very basic question. I have several holes and low spots in my dirt driveway (see picture below). I want to fix it in the upcoming spring but I do not know what i would ...
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What happens if I seal my driveway on a cool day and then it rains?

What if I apply black jack 500 sealer and the temperature is between 40 and 50 degrees and it rains? We are selling a house and need to get this done right away, The driveway has been power washed and ...
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Drop height from Exterior door to driveway

We're having our gravel driveway regraded. As of right now (it's fall) the basement floor of our side door/garage door is level with our gravel driveway. During the winter, the driveway heaves and ...
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How big does a driveway need to be?

I own a row home in an urban area in which on street parking is a nightmare. We have a small (20' wide x 25' long) backyard that abuts an alley. Both sides are hemmed in by tall fences. I am thinking ...
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How to get building materials to a difficult to access site?

What methods are available (in the UK) to get building supplies (listed below) to a site at the end of a steep (1 in 2.25 in parts) grass track. Given that a lorry or van would have a near zero chance ...
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Can I build a gravel driveway over sand?

There is a large quantity of sand where I would like to build a gravel drive. The sand is not super deep, only an inch or two at its deepest points, but I cannot find any quick way to remove it. Much ...
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Do I need to replace rotting driveway expansion joints?

The expansion joints in my driveway are filled with wood that's starting to deteriorate. I've read up on a few ways to replace these and make them water tight, but I'm wondering how urgent it is. Do I ...
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What type of bedding mortar/concrete for driveway entrance

I am currently updating to a new gravel driveway for our house, and all the kerb edgings are now in. I need to add 2 rows of small square edging stones at the drive entrance. As these will be ...
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Should cement be placed under concrete slabs for driveways or is sand enough?

I am about to get my driveway full slabbed using normal concrete slabs like below (i will be using rectangle slabs as opposed to square). The builders that came to give me an estimate said it would ...
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DIY way to wash sand/clay out of driveway gravel?

I hate how the sand and fine dust blows around on our dairy farm's gravel driveway in the dry summer months. It's not reasonable to talk about blacktop due to the long driveway and the fact that it ...