I have standard rectangular driveway that is a little hard to
drive into and because of that I have developed something like an
inverted C tire rut near the entrance of the driveway that is maybe 18
inches across at the widest point and maybe 2.5 feet long. I am not a
fanatic about appearances, but I would like to fill it in with
something reasonably nice but not that expensive. I am thinking of
putting gravel in the rut and am wondering whether I should surround
the edges of the rut with a metal or wooden enclosure in the ground--or
maybe simply put the gravel in the rut. I am also open to other ideas
as to how to fix the rut. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.
a good friend had that. he added gravel with a metal edge and his kids
just widened the swing so he still had mud....
he fnally added some concrete edgers at the metal edge up higher than
surface so people wouldnt go too wide.
whats your driveway made of?
if its asphalt call around and dig out and gravel base in advance,
local sphalt company can do it for little money. go a little extra wide
so it doesnt reoccur.
concreyte driveway lends itself the same, perhaps sakrete?
IF your not too concerned with asthetics then I would use crush and run,
kinda like gravel but it compacts very well. Gravel will just get thrown
about, I'm sure you don't want that. As far as appearences the crush and run
is gray to gray blue and will show dramatically if you have an asphalt
driveway as I do. If your drive is asphalt you can get a bag of pea gravel
and a bag of asphalt at your local BORG. very easy fix and should help your
problem, enlarge the problem area and go deeper as well then layer the pea
gravel into the area to about 2'' deep then dump in the asphalt patch mix
and compact it down as tight as you can. This stuff will stay pliable for a
while. After some heat of the summer and when you resurface your drive way
also cover this area. If your drive is concrete go with the crush and run,
enlarge the area dump in the crush and run, compact it down and your done.
Keep what ever C&R you have left cause after a few corner cuttings you will
need to put more in. this stuff compacts to a cement like mixture.
I have a concrete driveway so the crush and run sounds like a
good idea. One question I have is whether I will need some kind of
edger. I may also consider simply framing the matter for concrete and
using concrete as mentioned by E Pawlowski.
That sounds like a plan, edge it out with some old ply. Dig it out first,
then have the cement that has the gravel in it pour that into your mold.
Allow this to dry then remove your mold and bring the ground back up to it.
PS, I am not a mason, so I am not sure what the cement is called.
I have a similar problem but the wheel rut is in the corner of the
I used a couple of cellular blocks to reinforce the soil & the lawn
grows in the voids
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