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Old 08-30-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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What to use for 300ft Driveway border


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I have a duplex which sits back off the road. The driveway is a hard pack of gravel and dirt. The city wants me to square it up, cut out all the over grown grass and give it straight driveway feel all the way back to the unit. The driveway is 150ftx2 (both sides) and after we shovel cut both sides I do not want it to creep and grow all scraggily again.

Q? Economically, what can I use to border it out on both sides?

I considered composite railroad ties- BIG$$.. Please suggestions welcome

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Old 08-30-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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The city allows a gravel drive but requires you put an edging border on it ???

You indicated your priority was cost , not the labor involved . Then , probably the cheapest way would be 2x4s or 2x6s , treated or non , new or salvaged , whatever you can afford .
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PS: What's your location ?
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That depends on what you like.

retired power poles are not very costly. Also retired wooden cross ties,

Even logs can be gotten from a log cabin supplier.

Then comes concrete blocks, or a concrete curb & gutter crew.

Old tires cut in half across the tread and bead makes a wavy edge, paint each tire a different color for a festive look.

You are limited by your imagination, go wild.

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Lake Worth, Fl. The inspector want this property to be brought up to exterior code as all units on this street have receny complied with. He said he could make me resod the entire place and put in a concrete driveway but that he knows it would crush me financially.
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how about bricks ? you could probably find enough cheap on CL.
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For paver installations, very often, a edge restating is used. It is usually about 4" deep (steel aluminum or plastic) and spiked into place. It can be used for straight or curved edges.

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what about that plastic/poly lawn edging border that comes in rolls at the big box stores?
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what about that plastic/poly lawn edging border that comes in rolls at the big box stores?
Cheap and doesn't usually hold up for the long term.
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If you put a border in, the weeds will come back and creep over the border. If you are on a budget, after you square it up, I would just spray the edges with weed killer, put down some more gravel and apply weed killer every six to eight weeks for maintenance.
Do you have a pic of the driveway to post?
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Before I did anything I'd ask the city inspector for a list of acceptable material then choose the least expensive.
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I will take a picture. I like the weed killing idea with gravel add. Maybe more hassle but economical. I will get a pic.
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I saw one once whose owner was in the concrete coring business.

He had lined the cores up in soldier fashion, along his 100 ft. drive, still had a weed problem, but the cores kept the drive straight.


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