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Old 06-07-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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What kind of options do I have for a driveway? I don't really want concrete or asphalt.... It's gravel now, and developing potholes. I'd like to put something nicer in there, but not sure what material I can use...

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Concrete, gravel, blacktop are the 3 tops
Stamped & stained concrete looks much better
They can also stamp & stain blacktop - it won't look like blacktop
Around here they use crushed shells too - Cape Cod - rough on the feet

The only other choice I can think of is pavers
Which need a good base

I'll probably go with just plain blacktop
Easier to shovel/melt snow

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there is always crushed white stone for a fancy looking gravel
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google up ' grasspave ' + ' pervious concrete '
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Pavers.
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I’ve seen some really cool driveway to entry pavers systems.

DIY?

Maybe, probably not.
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I've contemplated having mine paved many times. The only advantage for me would be easier snow removal. Pavement is more expensive maintanence than the stone that is in there. Potholes, I can fix pretty cheap. True they come back. Construction sand under the stones seems to get good milage. Blacktop would be 4-5000 then the annual sealing and periodic resurfacing.
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I have a DG driveway and parking ramp to my workshop - has worked out well over the past 5 years it's been in use.

http://www.landscape-design-advice.c...d-granite.html
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building roads/runways/driveways in frost areas is much different than down here,,, $ is usually the deciding factor.

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