Driveway Apron

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by springman26, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Ok guys I'm just getting started and want to try a driveway apron at my own house. I have a bluestone driveway that I edged with metal landscape edging. I want to do an apron at the start of the drive with some belgium blocks. Would it be ok to dig out the area and tamp down 4 inches of crushed stone then place the stone and level then fill back in the cracks with the crushed stone? Also whats the best way to cut the blocks? Thanks.
  2. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Nobody? Help a guy out here.
  3. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Call your town/city before doing it. In my town you, or homeowner even can't put a shovel down in right of way with out 2 million insurance, drive way would also require a permit.
  4. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I'll check on the permit thing but am I on target with how to do this? Somebody has to know this. I'm like the only guy around without some type of apron.
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Springman-nice to see other LI'ers on here. First, Mike's advice is good, check with the town first. Second, I don't think that 4" of crushed stone is an adequate base for an apron. With cars coming and going, the apron would settle pretty quickly, no matter how much you tamp the base. The correct way would be to pour a concrete slab and then set the blocks on that. Mike
  6. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    OK that sounds like a better idea. I hate to admit this but I did a search on this and came up with Bob Villa doing an apron and that is how he said to do it. There is a short video on his site, its kinda funny.

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