I built my own house last year (finished in Dec) and the way the city worked
out the grading on my lot, I had to raise the grade 5 feet next to the
foundation. Does anyone have any idea how long this dirt will take to
settle before I can pave my driveway? I got about 5 inches of crush stone
on it now. It went through a Canadian winter, Do you think it's ready?
No I do not. I worked for the highway commission in Iowa for a time. We ran
a new 2 lane state highway in the back of a lake. The engineer put a 10 foot
over burden of dirt on the right of way for a year on the area where the
lake was. Then it was paved. Road bed sank over a inch in the first 3
years. Engineer said should have waited another year. Gravel is a pain in
the ass agreed. Water a lot and wait another year. Just my opinion.
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