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Old 03-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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Need some type of driveway

I currently have a 100 yard driveway that ends at my house. My shop where I keep my boat is another 50-60 yards further. I live in north carolina and have the slickest clay. My truck barely moves when floored after it has rained a good bit. Any time I drive on it after it has rained, my truck and boat get muddy and my yard gets torn up. I am trying to come up with some ideas of something I can put down on the ground so that I don't tear up my yard and get my truck dirty. Just needs to be about 8 foot wide and about 50 yards long. Thanks in advance for the suggestions. Ashpalting or concreting is out of the question as far as price goes.


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Old 03-26-2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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I have a driveway to my shop and RV park pad - compacted DG (decomposed granite). Works great, has been in place for 7-8 years.


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Old 03-26-2013, 04:33 AM   #3
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Before laying any stone you need remove any top soil, lay what's called driveway cloth or silt screen, crush and run stone then #57 stone.
Your remove the top soil for several reasons, one is to lessen the chance of grass and weeds growing, 2, if you just cover sod up it tends to rot and sink make mud.

The driveway cloth is to stop the stone layers fron sinking into the clay, without it your gong to be adding stone every year as it sinks out of sight.

I've lived in NH and SC at differant times in my life and I think driving on ice is easyer then that clay. At least the ice did not build up on my shoes and make me feel like I was walking on platform shoes. Nasty stuff.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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I had a landscape outfit dump trucks full of free wood chips,when I needed a temporary drive---''it was free and worked in my flat yard.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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I used recycled asphalt. Very fine and slightly oily. Just spread it with skid steer and pack it down. $22/cub yard here delivered. I had a steel drum roller roll it during hot summer too. Turned out great. Alot of guys going this route around here


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