We have recently moved into a home in Shallotte, NC (near Wilmington). The previous owners only inhabited the home for 2 months a year and our driveway is a mess from our vehicles. It is about 40' long by 15' wide and, as most of the driveways here, it was just a path in the lawn over topsoil. However, with the frequent traffic (2 vehicles about 4 times a day) and excessively wet summer/ fall our vehicles have torn up the grass and it's now a big mud pit- we cannot even use it, we park on the road. We are going to have someone come look at it and give us an estimate but my hubby and I are hard workers and wouldn't mind tackling it ourselves if possible.... The advice I've been given is to lay down #5 gravel first, then cover with #2... Any ideas? I cannot even imagine the cost if we have to have this done professionally....Or should we just concider it an investment? Help?