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Old 09-19-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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I'd like to have a permanent raised edge put on the driveway to keep flowing rainwater off of the grass.

The edge would be 2" high and 2" wide, and the length of about 8 feet of the driveway (and also making a right-angle turn to go onto about 4 feet of the house's sidewalk).

The driveway material (and sidewalk) is that tan pebble stone aggregate type of driveway. How could this edge be added?

Currently I just have black rubber/plastic edging.

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Yeah, that water will kill your grass.

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bring in a load of topsoil.
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How could this edge be added?
make forms and pour concrete
or
use landscape ties
or
use pavers or brick
or
mound mulch & plant something
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For 2" wide, maybe you could rip and rout that dimension from PVC decking board and glue/tapcon it along the edge. That wouldn't be 2-inches tall though--closer to 3/4" tall but thsould be enough to divert water, assuming the driveway itself isn't somehow below the grade of the surrounding grass, or if you're in some sort flood-prone area. Just an idea.

You can also use landscape pavers turned on edge and partially buried so only 2 inches shows above grade.
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make forms and pour concrete
If someone came and made forms and poured concrete, isn't there some sort of adhesive that has to be used to get the new concrete to adhere better to the existing concrete?

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