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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone, just wanted to get your opinion on a new driveway that is showing quite a few consistent cracks within 2 months from pouring. Is this cracking normal or is it indicative of an issue? The new concrete driveway was poured on April 6, 2022 (3.5 months ago) I was told it would be 4...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I need to replace my concrete driveway and am interested in replacing it with asphalt. It's always dark with mildew anyway, so why not have a black driveway to start? What should I be considering about an asphalt driveway that I don't know to ask? What are your thoughts on colored asphalt, maybe...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone, I have been planning this project to tear out my old cracked ribbon style driveway and redo it using pavers. Im choosing to do it myself to save some money. I would really like to discuss the design concepts I have for this. I am choosing to do a ribbon style paver driveway...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I’m working right now with Builder and Surveyor on my driveway in particular circle driveway. I have very little knowledge of design of driveways. What do you think of this from functional and aesthetic standpoint? I’m not sold on the shape of this from this view, but perhaps this will look great.
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a 600ft dirt/gravel driveway and planning to have it chip sealed. This will be my first chip seal project so don't know much about it. The contractor is suggesting 2 layers, though I see people doing only 1 layer. I get that 2 layers will be stronger than 1, but is there a significant...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi guys, I just joined so hopefully I'm posting in the correct place 😬. I plan on pouring a new driveway, approx. 30' x 30' @ 4". My options are to get a truck & hire a crew ( the easiest way I know) or buy a cement mixer & do it myself using bags. I don't really have anyone to help me but I...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi guys! First time home owner here recently purchased a 1993 home where the home inspection came back amazing. It was raining lightly the day of inspection. Fast forward and we had a pretty good size rain that left my walkway right outside my front door looking like the picture below. I was...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am putting in a very long driveway on my property; approximately 770' long. The driveway will be used to bring in a manufactured (not modular) home so it needs to handle the weight of the semi's and the crane. My question is How deep do I need to excavate the topsoil before putting in...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've seen specific questions. This one is more general. Our Asphalt drive was gatoring when we bought it 13 years ago and has been declining since. It's approximately 750 sqft. There are a couple spots where the drive has dropped (like on both side of the culvert that passes under the drive)...
  10. Electrical
    I need to get my asphalt driveway repaved and new brick wall and lighted brick columns due to a drunk driver. The lights on the top of the brick columns were underperforming solar lights. I'd like to upgrade to low voltage lights but also maybe have a 110 outlet in one of the columns for...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am hoping to get an opinion before I contact my contractor. We had our large driveway re-paved late last summer/fall. They dug up, levelled, filled & re-installed the pavers which were in great shape. This was done by a professional landscaper. The job took several weeks and is still under...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi I have in pacific NW and I have a (cobblestone?) driveway. I am not sure what it's called. Its basically small pebbles held together by some kid of loose cement. Anyway, my driveway is quite heavily shaded and every winter the moss would grow until it's a bit slippy and dangerous. I have...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone, I am currently doing a 'live in' flip where I'm almost done and ready to put it on the market. One of the last projects I have is my driveway. The garage concrete slab is about 2-3 inches higher than the settling asphalt apron. My plan is to diamond cut out about 2 ft back...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Thank you for helping out. I have a cement driveway that is smooth enough for acid staining. you can see the small gravel and rocks from ware and tear. I know some products out there flo coat sakrete is unstainable. Is the a good thins set or skim product I can simply lay over the top of the...
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Installed Yesterday(Saturday) and we just could not keep up with the concrete truck and tried to power trowel it too late...We plan to get a concrete grinder tomorrow. Do you think it will be the most effective method? Any other ideas about how to repair this? My thoughts were we will have to...
  17. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a driveway that has concrete paths for vehicles and stone in between with a sidewalk on the side. The concrete has shifted and cracked. What are my options for repairing or replacing it? I assume you can't just pour a new drive over top. Would the old concrete need to be removed? I've...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi, folks, I have a gravel driveway I need to redo. Over time it's sunken down and has several bad potholes in it. It needs regrading and redressing with gravel. Is this something I can do with a Bobcat, or would you suggest something else? And what would you suggest to compact the fill? A...
  19. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    in the 30076 zip code - Georgia north of Atlanta. any idea what a driveway replacement costs would be for a 2050 sq ft x 4 inches I also want my existing driveway demo'd and removed as well. thanks.
  20. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We just purchased a motor home and am thinking about storing it at home. Problem is, we will be putting in gravel or ashphalt, but don't really like the look of it. Wife and I recently took a trip to a state park and we saw this concrete material. We kind of like the look of it and can grow...
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