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Old 03-17-2014, 07:42 AM   #1
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dumptruck, on my drive ?


i am think i am going to need at least 1 load of something, for my new patio.
i would ideally like to have this load dumped right on the spot, so i have a lot less humping.

my driveway is 5y/o asphalt and in pretty good condition. i would like to keep it that way. so i am concerned about have a dump truck on my drive. and even more, have it pull off the drive, into the patio area, and busting up the edge of my drive. i think i would only need 1 load in a F-350 dump.

should i be concerned ?

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Old 03-17-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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oh. and how about that same truck, going over a sidewalk ? grass on 1 side. the sidewalk is like new. but idk just how old it is, it looks new.

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Buy/borrow a couple of wheelbarrows
then hire three or four people who own their own shovels.

Have a case of cold beer for the end of the day.
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As long as it is built right either option is fine. But whether it was built right is something you wont know until it is too late. Is the drive way raised higher than grass? You could add some blocking on grass and lay 2 2x12 from driveway to grass for tires .
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oh. and how about that same truck, going over a sidewalk ? grass on 1 side. the sidewalk is like new. but idk just how old it is, it looks new.

It doesn't make any difference how old the sidewalk is, it won't look like new when that loaded dump truck rolls over it.
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An F-350 dump truck will be no problem. By your thread title I was thinking a Kenworth, which still would probably be okay unless your asphalt driveway is really crappy.

If you're concerned, you can get some 3/4" plywood and lay it down over the sidewalk where it contacts the grass. It doesn't sound like it would do much, but it helps spread out the load over a wider area. It worked a bunch of times for my 80k# mixer, so a 10k# F-350 should be a cakewalk.
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Yeah Mort's right,that's the standard practice for a heavy delivery anywhere inside the curb line,sometime it works and sometime it doesn't,your call.
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thanx fella's. thats about what i thought.

but it now has me wondering. would they refuse to go past the curb ?
i know going up the drive would be ok. when i moved in i had a LARGE straight truck in the drive, that was filled with my stuff.

and i would do this when the ground is dried out. its soaked now.
i'm just planning ahead.
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would they refuse to go past the curb ?
Nope. But they'll be sure you know the risk is on YOU.

You're not talking all that much material.
wheelbarrows, shovels, laborers, beer.
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We have a 5 yard dump truck, we've taken it through hundreds of yards and over just as many sidewalks and driveways for the last 15 years w/o incident. A small dump is twice the weight of a 4x4 pick-up truck, but it's sitting on 2 more tires to spread the weight out. As long as it's not soggy like you mention it is now, you'll be fine.........
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I think that driving on the driveway would be fine but I would do what Mort said and lay down plywood over the sidewalk. You really don't know what or how thick a base they used to construct the sidewalk.
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I've never once refused to drive over a curb, however, they could make you sign a liability waiver. It just means if their truck breaks the curb or gets stuck, it's on you. Some guys would get huffy with me, I'd just tell them it was my good luck charm, I hardly ever roll the truck over when I get one of those signed.
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We had liability waivers printed on the back of our delivery tickets, describing everything that might happen,and who was responsible for it if it did happen,sign the waiver and we would be happy to do anything within reason to make the delivery.
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That 3/4 ply is cheap insurance to protect the drive or sidewalk, and can be saved for later to use on another project.


WIN/WIN, in my opinion.

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Have you considered a helicopter delivery? Iv had 6 yrd concrete trucks roll up on asphalt and concrete driveways no problem. Just DOOOOO it.

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