Driveway job

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sgallaher, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is a completed driveway job that we just finished.
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  2. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
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    Another view from the front door.
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  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Steve - To be completely honest with you, I think the job has a few flaws. 1) You have a pronounced dip on the edge near the doors.
    2) This is a bigee - The stone shoulder of your driveway does not extend nearly far enough past the pavers. Rule of thumb is your shoulder should extend as far as the depth of your stone bed. So, your stone "should" be 12" in depth for a vehicular application, thus your shoulder "should" extend 12" past your pavers. I don't see this on much of the project. This crucial mistake will most likely lead to rutting or failure.

    Chris
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    there looks to be 12" at least in the first picture. the second picture where its right in front of you is the walkway which would explain why its not 12"
     
  5. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
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    The first 6' of the driveway at the garage door is sloped away as not to allow water to run into the garage then slopes up to the street level. It is also sloped out from the center line of the driveway towards the sides. The CR6 base on each side of the drive is about 18"-24" and about 9" by the sidewalk.
     
  6. jdsnowremoval

    jdsnowremoval LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Posts: 11

    Looks awsome!!
     

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