View Full Version : Driveway alternatives to concrete

08-22-2012, 01:43 AM
I am coming up on my last project at my new house, and that is the driveway. I definitely don't want to go concrete, but I want the clean edge that concrete would give between the driveway and grass.

I'm a rookie to hardscaping, so my ears are open and I welcome any advice.

Im in new orleans, LA if that makes a difference as far as soil or whatever. Dimensions would be 10' wide by 110' long. There is a concrete recycling place not even 5 minutes from me, they also sell different kinds of gravel, so I was leaning towards a gravel drive. I have a large skid loader (kubota svl90) and a bobcat 337 mini x. Also have access to compactors. So just need a little guidance.

Thanks in advance.

08-22-2012, 03:44 AM
Blacktop or pavers
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08-22-2012, 09:08 AM
What does the house look like?

08-22-2012, 11:19 AM
I will upload some pics later on today. I should also add that I want to stay somewhat cheap, and whatever I use must be able to withstand the weight of various trucks and trailers; including the trailer that carries the mini x and skid loader.

I sound like one of those stupid homeowners that I hate:hammerhead:

08-22-2012, 05:03 PM
Put a concrete border say 16inches by 6inches thick. With 2 number 4 bars cont. Stamp it if you please, fill the center with either brown or gray 57 stone.
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