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Rip er out and start over, that is a failure waiting to happen.

Get an oval Concrete Culvert, 20' longer than your desired driveway width.

I.E. a 20' wide driveway = a 40' long culvert.

A concrete oval culvert that is 18" high X 3' wide would allow water to flow freely,

Place the culvert in slightly tilted with the terrain, flowing downhill.

Then pack in all Crushed gravels, in layers, of 4" thickness.
Tamp between layers, until you get to even with the topside of the gulley.

Have a stockpile of extra crushed gravel nearby, to fill in any voids from driving on it.

Yes more work, but well worth it, the first time you get stuck in there, and discover that your flimsy culvert tube has collapsed, and it needs replaced anyway.

Do it right the first time, and be done with it forever.
 

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I have one of those plastic culvert pipes on the entrance to my bottom property - it's worked well for 25 yrs or more. Even had a concrete truck go over it once.

I have had them and the Corrugated steel ones crushed, by no more than a F 250, driving over them.

Even had one taken out by a road maintainer that got too close.

The County was on the hook for that one.

ED
 
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