Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [driveway]

The tag has no usage guidance.

4
votes
4answers
6k views

What “gravel” is composed of 50% clay, 25% sand and 25% small stones?

As a supplement to this question. I ordered gravel to gravel my driveway. My wife accepted the delivery. When I got home what they had dropped was over 50% clay and equal parts sand and small stones. ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
334 views

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, ...
4
votes
2answers
266 views

Can I use sealer over recycled asphalt to retain it?

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
197 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Macadam driveway losing rocks

My 3 year macadam driveway is losing rocks in spots (forming little potholes, little because they are the shallow depth of lost single layer of gravel, see picture). The problem is that other rocks ...
9
votes
3answers
26k views

Should a second layer of asphalt be placed over an older layer of asphalt?

I have an asphalt driveway. It has its fair share of cracks, etc. However, most troublesome is that "ruts" have formed from the weight of cars driving on it. This means there is a high spot in the ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Can driveway fabric (petro-mat) be used DIY?

I read that driveway fabric can help prevent new cracking when putting an asphalt overlay on top of an existing asphalt driveway networked with little cracks ("alligator"). Can this be done DIY? If ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
5
votes
6answers
12k views

How can I thaw a frozen exterior drain quickly?

I have a driveway that is angled down slightly towards my house. About two feet before the garage there are two long drains that cover most of the drive way. Right now one is 100% frozen and the other ...
9
votes
8answers
883 views

streamlined snow shoveling

In my snow removal history, I've used a total of 2 different methods. The first and current method, involves using a normal cheap snow shovel which isn't very effective, strains your back, but makes ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard

I'm looking for some advice on what I can do to prevent runoff water from going into my neighbor's yard. I am an auto detailer so I am constantly washing cars in my driveway. The neighbor also parks ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Best procedure to renew a driveway

My asphalt driveway has a lot of narrow cracks, and it has some shallow depressions where puddles form. I've watched some youtube videos. All agree that before starting, oil spills should be cleaned ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

secure river stones in our driveway

This is one of those "it looked good on paper, but not in practice" stories... We have river stones in between concrete pads leading to our garage. They're pretty, but the stones migrate for a few ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

How do I add grip to concrete sealer after it is already applied?

Last fall, we had H&C Colortop Solvent Based Concreat Sealer 250 applied to a textured concrete driveway and walkway. It look amazingly better and have gotten many complements from the neighbors, ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

How much material would it take to cement a 1 mile driveway

How much material would it take to cement a 1 mile driveway I would like to know, in pounds, how much material it would take to cement a driveway, exactly 1 mile in length, how many pounds of sand, ...
5
votes
13answers
22k views

Can I use mulch as a driveway covering?

I'm about to put a driveway down. Is it possible to cover the driveway with mulch instead of gravel? Context: In the woods. I want to keep the woodsy feel. Long, mild winters. January average ...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
10k views

Filling in gaps between pavers with a caulk-like material?

I was walking home the other day and came across a group of workers installing pavers for a driveway. The thing that caught my attention was one guy who was filling in the gaps (about 3/8 to 1/2 inch)...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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?...
6
votes
3answers
37k views

Best Conditions for Sealing Asphalt Driveway

What are the best conditions for sealing an asphalt driveway? What time of year, and under what kind of weather would be best?
0
votes
0answers
139 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

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, ...
0
votes
3answers
288 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
267 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
209 views

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://...
1
vote
1answer
267 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
555 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
84 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
155 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

pouring concrete right next to asphalt driveway

I am planning to install trench drain in front of my garage. The driveway to the garage is asphalt (less than 2" thick), and the space between the trench drain and asphalt will be filled with concrete....
0
votes
1answer
165 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
5answers
8k views

Clear densely-packed snow from driveway?

I'm experiencing my first real winter. Our house has an asphalt driveway about 100' long. I've been shoveling it when the snow gets too deep, but cars going in and out have left 2–3" of densely-packed ...
1
vote
0answers
99 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
752 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

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....
1
vote
2answers
72 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
145 views

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 ...