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Old 06-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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Widen driveway - will it look bad?


I'm looking to widen my driveway by ~2ft to the left. The previous owner put down some stone edging, but it's not suck in. I'd like to level it with the existing driveway and add another 2 rows.

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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I'd highly recommend getting two quotes:

- One for adding 2' on to the existing....

and

- One for replacing the existing with a new, larger drive.

I think you might be surprised to see that the difference in price is relatively minor, and you'll get a far better end product. Your existing drive looks like it's nearing the end of it's service life.......

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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I think he wants to just add pavers on the side to widen it. So it will be partially pavers/blocks on the left side and asphalt on the right. Not the prettiest thing and they might sink or loosen on the edge, but it would somewhat work.
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Around here folks have used 2" bluestone or slate slabs (typically 2'x3' or so) to add a bit of a walkway next to their driveway. Looks a lot better than using pavers. That and larger stones are less likely to get all uneven looking WHEN you drive over them. They'll handle the weight better than smaller pavers.
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