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Options for repairing asphalt driveway section cut open due to leak

Recently our property had a water pipe leak right around the water meter, which led to a repair requiring our asphalt driveway to be cut open using a handheld saw to access the copper piping ...
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Color of sealant between driveway concrete slabs

There are some gaps between our driveway concrete slabs that have widened some over the years. I had someone come and "seal" the gaps but they used a color (very bright white) that looks ...
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Drainage problems and solutions for gravel Driveway?

We have a section of front yard we want to turn into a gravel driveway. The problem is that it is in a low spot, but also beside a private road that has terrible drainage as well. I came up with two ...
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How to restore my old pebble stone driveway?

My driveway and patio is all made of this pebble stone / pebblecrete / pebble dash / chattahoochee from the 70’s. It’s in pretty bad cosmetic shape. I don’t have it in my budget to rip it out and ...
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How can I repair this concrete driveway [closed]

I just noticed this spot on my driveway near an expansion joint, where the edge has fragmented (almost like something heavy was dropped.) How could I repair it so that it is a straight edge again?
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Concrete Driveway Traction

I park my vehicle on a steep portion of the driveway and recently it slipped trying to go back up the driveway. Ended up needing a tug from another vehicle in order to regain traction. The driveway ...
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How do I fix the gap between my driveway and floor?

Given the extensive shifting of my driveway caused by clay soil and intense summer heat, resulting in substantial cracks and exposed rebar with separation from the garage floor slab, I'm contemplating ...
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Can I cut out asphalt driveway to lay brick?

I just purchased a house and want to remove the asphalt driveway and lay down brick instead for three reasons: First, the existing driveway is very narrow in some places and I want to widen it. Second,...
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Evaluating options for a heated driveway [closed]

I have recently moved to Minnesota and bought a house with no garage and a steeply sloped driveway. My wife and I are evaluating options for dealing with the driveway when the snow inevitably comes. ...
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Asphalt over chip seal

I currently have a drive way that was chip sealed at some point (I'm guessing when the house was built in 2009...we bought in 2020) and it is finally breaking down and developing some pot holes. The ...
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Sikaflex self leveling sealant keeps draining

I’m trying to fill a gap between my driveway and foundation wall to stop basement water leak. Per inspector’s recommendation I applied some Sikaflex self leveling sealant on top of backer rod. It’s ...
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Concrete Sealer- Best color choice for a most natural color?

Long story short, I decided to apply some concrete sealant to my driveway in an effort to not have to do as much maintenance to it (Crack repair, pressure washing, etc). My HOA is complaining, as the ...
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Is it worth trying to seal these cracks in my driveway?

Cracks have formed in my driveway over the past couple of years. They are relatively thin - probably 0.5" at the widest point - but wide enough that weeds have taken root in them. There are ...
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Should asphalt crack sealant fill the cracks to completely level?

I'm having a contractor crack-seal and seal-coat my asphalt driveway. They applied the crack seal yesterday and some of it looks like this: While there is crack-seal material in the cracks, it isn't ...
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What are the options to extend driveway (walking only)?

I'd like to extend driveway (area with red lines). The main purpose is to be able to walk there, so, it would be possible to park a car closer (and give more parking space in the rest of the driveway)....
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mounded dirt prep for gravel driveway?

On the side of my house I have brought in lots (1-3' deep, 15' wide) of dirt (very rocky and not so rocky) i plan putting gravel down on top of it for a drive way/RV parking. What prep work do i need ...
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How to remove moisture absorber (Damprid) spill on drive way?

I spilled Damprid (calcium chloride) on a concrete driveway and it's making a stain due to the chemical staying on concrete and absorbing moisture. I sprayed water on the affected area and wiped away ...
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Fitting a small parking space that is parallel to the street

We have a very small lot and are trying to squeeze in a parking space as best we can. The best option for us seems to be a 9x18 space that is parallel to the street. I have made a rough diagram. ...
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Driveway Concrete Help

New here. I wonder if anyone here can help me with supplies, dimensions, type of concrete, rebar type, and other things I will need to fill in a driveway area with concrete. Story: So, when I bought ...
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Is this the normal curing process for my new driveway? [closed]

I had a concrete company come out and redo our driveway two days ago. I am wondering if the mottled pattern I see is a normal part of the drying process or if is there something going on. I am also ...
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How to charge car on driveway with EVSE inside the garage?

I installed an EVSE (hardwired Wallbox Pulsar Plus 40A) inside my garage due to HOA but I park my car on the driveway. What options do I have for charging my car other than relocating the EVSE ...
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Can interlocking paving stones be installed on a warp/vertical curve?

I have a vertically warped concrete area in front of my garage entry door (badly cracked/damaged). I’d like to rip it out and replace it with interlocking pavers. I can’t find any info on if pavers ...
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How should I fix the gap between my concrete driveway and garage floor with rusting rebar and a cracked corner?

I have a concrete driveway that butts up against a concrete garage floor. There is a gap that is anywhere from about 1 inch to 1.5 inches by 17 feet across. I would like to seal this gap but found a ...
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How to Order Material for: Gravel Driveway With Smooth Stones & Bricks

I am replacing a garden at the end of my driveway with a place to park my truck. We are barefoot a lot so jagged gravel is not ideal. It's fairly level as is but I will level it a bit more. Also the ...
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Drainage for a gravel surface lot between buildings that was previously grass?

All four sides of the lot are surrounded by concrete (alley and road) or brick buildings and basements. I'm a bit hesitant to just put a weed mat and gravel over the grass. I'm worried about how rain ...
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New asphalt is coarse instead of smooth [closed]

A local paving company paved my driveway a week ago and I noticed the appearance is not smooth in some spots. Is this level of coarseness normal? Wondering if this is a concern for the longevity of ...
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Can I use logs and stumps as driveway fill?

I am making a drive in a lot with some low spots. I am curious if anyone has insight or experience using trees cut from a lot as fill for a driveway, to make a level drive. The lot is all relatively ...
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How do I lower 20 feet of my asphalt driveway about 3-5 inches before recoating it?

The previous owner had a contractor install an asphalt driveway which is higher than the side entrance concrete pad. This apparently made it easier for him to enter the house, but also allowed rain ...
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Alternative to fiberglass driveway markers

I am looking for method for making my own driveway markers. I do not like fiberglass orange markers as they always break, their color fades from sun light after a season or two. And they are bad for ...
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Sliding Gate options for outside gate that spans property width

I have a big driveway area in the back of the house. It spans the entire width of the property (40’). I can access the driveway via a common alley that leads to the back of all the neighbor's houses. ...
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How to repair a block paved drive shifted by vehicle use

I have a block paved drive at my house in the South East of the UK which has been in place for about twenty years. Where we turn our vehicles before reversing into the garage the turning force has ...
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I want to remove a garden bed which is on the side of my driveway and fill it with concrete. What do I need to know?

The photo shows the either end of the garden bed along a driveway. Garden bed is not very well built and uses a mix of assorted bricks. The size is about 15m long and 0.5m wide. I have no idea how ...
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Concrete First or Asphalt First

We have a long asphalt common (5 residents share it) road, 25' wide x 550' long, that terminates at a City road. The asphalt is old (30+ years) and in bad repair, so we want to replace it and add ...
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Renewing a gravel driveway

I'm doing a project that includes removing the top 2-3" of pea gravel and dirt .The customer wants # 8's for top layer. I think I should put down a 3" layer of # 53's. My question is should ...
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What might I do about the 1/4 to 3/4" gaps at the edges of my blacktop driveway?

The driveway is relatively new (2-3 years old). The installer did not provide a new foundation and the driveway is now sinking in places. How might I fix the gaps at edges of my home's blacktop ...
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How to deal with wheel channels in old driveway

The driveway at my dad’s house is quite old and has these fairly deep, rounded “wheel channels” running down the length of the (very steep) driveway. Of course, the track width on my car doesn’t ...
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How will a rutted farm road get worse if it is not repaired?

On a vacant lot in the northeast US, used for haying in the past, myself and a few other people started different farming projects on it. It is very wet and had an especially wet year in the past. ...
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For a rutted farm road, what is needed to fix it and how much worse would it get? [closed]

On a vacant lot in the northeast US, used for haying in the past, myself and a few other people started different farming projects on it. It is very wet and had an especially wet year in the past. ...
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How can I remove these tree roots grown under the concrete slab?

Is there any way that I can remove these roots and let the driveway concrete slab (raised by the roots) settle to its original position?
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Can tree roots raise a driveway concrete slab?

One of concrete slabs in our driveway has risen around 10 cm (4 inches) at the higher end and around 5 cm (2 inches) at the lower end as in the photos below. The slab is around 3 meters (10 feet) wide,...
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new driveway over a stream - is there anything wrong?

A friend is building a driveway over a stream in rural Tennessee and send a photo of the progress. is there anything wrong in the photo? As a layman it looks to me that the stone wall doesn't go all ...
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Can In install gravel over old asphalt for a shed base?

Where I want to put our new shed (16x24) there used to be an asphalt pad the previous owners used for parking. I'd prefer to not rip that up and instead just level gravel on top of it but I'm worried ...
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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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