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Gravel driveway

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Branchland, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    This is at my place. I'm putting in a new driveway. The grading has already been done, and then it rained, alot. Made a muddy mess. I put gravel over it a couple of days later. It's going to be a gravel driveway. Well now when I pull the truck and trailer on it it wants to sink in. How can I fix this?
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    bigger rock...
  3. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 535

    should start with a good base=#3's.....then but #21B's on top of that...then considering you (assume) drive your work trucks everyday...put # 5's on top of that...thats my opinion....
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    like they said............bigger stone
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    Now that you have rocked it as others have said bigger stone to smaller. I used a geo textile fabric on roadbed to my shop prior to gravel. Everything stays put where its at, few to no weeds, less to re rock later.
  6. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    put down some road building fabric, then something like some shale or 4-6" rock walk it down with a machine a few times, maybe get a loaded dump truck to drive up and down it about 30 times, then cap it with 5/8" and call it a day

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