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Old 04-24-2017, 10:12 AM   #1
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Fixing a Sinking Asphalt Driveway Apron


Hey everyone,

My current asphalt apron is about 4 inches lower than my garage slab. I know there's a few ways to rehab this, slap in a wedge or even diamond blade out a few feet of the apron and re-pour it back in .

Has anyone had this issue and what were the steps you took to resolve this? My garage and my front porch are right next to each other with a turn around (U-Shaped) driveway so I have about 25 feet wide area to fix. I'm just flipping a house so I want it to look good but don't want to spend a ton.

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In my mind, the first step is to figure out why it's low and address that or you could be right back where you started in short order.
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Well there's no adverse effects in my basement so I'm thinking it's just poor compaction underneath.
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You may be correct, and the soil underneath the apron may have improper components like organics, weak clay, tree stumps, whatever. The simplest way to fix the problem is to remove the asphalt, excavate the incompetent soil and dispose of it, replace with proper material (structural fill), compact, and repave.
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My current asphalt apron is about 4 inches lower than my garage slab.
I'm just flipping a house so I want it to look good
Ayuh,.... Call yer local Blacktop Pavers, 'n get a quote to over-lay the entire driveway,....

They'll shim up the low areas, 'n pave the whole thing,...

It'll "Look" brand new,....
The water should flow away properly too,...

Anything else ya do is gonna look like the cob job it will be,...
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