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Old 04-08-2013, 04:08 PM
Tennmogger Tennmogger is offline
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We've had that rutting problem around the barns during hay season. Best solution has been to use a nimble machine with low tire pressure to drive along both sides of the ruts and close them up. The dirt that was displaced from the rut had to go somewhere and driving alongside can push it back where it belongs and force the water to the surface.

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:32 PM
JNB Construction JNB Construction is offline
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Originally Posted by Impact-Vector View Post
I want to do a retaining wall as well which means more driving so outside of a pebble driveway (which I dont think would work with clay) I may have to suck up the fact I need the concrete driveway :/
Compacted road base over woven geotextile fabric works great on top of clay. Then you can top it with your choice of gravel down the line when funds allow. A lot cheaper than concrete.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Bleed Green Bleed Green is offline
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Sand will help dry out the mud, then you could put mats down to drive on as mentioned earlier.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:35 PM
Impact-Vector Impact-Vector is offline
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Thanks guys!
I'm hoping to get time tomorrow to see what's up with my skidsteer and then hopefully move some dirt!

I got 8 pieces of plywood today so I think I'm ready for it !

I like the driveway base idea. Just need to see if I have cross path water flow. I'm concerned I do.
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