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Old 08-08-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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Driveway stone falling into ditch over culvert


What is the best way to stop the crushed stone on driveway from falling into ditch above the culvert? The driveway is paved, but the stone under the driveway is slowly falling with heavy rains. I don't want to build a retaining wall, any simple fixes?

Could I mix concrete and stone and spread over side to reinforce? Or would this simply crack and fall apart after winter thaw?

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You would need something strong enough to carry the weight
A thin layer of cement & stone will not hold up

How big is the drop ?

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Approx 3 feet, a little more than degree angle
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Pics would help
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not sure if this would help but you could try dumping a generous amount of dirt on top and plant grass seed or put sod down. the Rain that way would just run off the grass. Or Dig it back and put a retaining wall with large blocks.
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Another option would be to have the asphalters come back and "pave" it.
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not sure if this would help but you could try dumping a generous amount of dirt on top and plant grass seed
I was also thiking of doing that

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