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I was going to in 2019. Without excavating a lot of material that is a good base there was no way to keep water from flowing into my barn (don’t want a trench drain). Also I frequently have trailers or heavy trucks parked. The paving guy was honest and recommended that I keep gravel. I get 20 tons of #1 stone about every 5 years and it looks good. Blacktop is not maintenance free.
 

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concrete, asphalt, paver or ?

DIY or contract out?

what other conditions?

Why are you thinking of doing it? What are you trying to correct?
 
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I get 20 tons of #1 stone about every 5 years and it looks good. Blacktop is not maintenance free.

Wish I could get by with that, it takes 50 ton to do mine right.


There are many things to consider on whether or not to pave a driveway. Assuming there isn't extreme heat that would make the asphalt soft, it can be made to withstand truck traffic. It would need a better base than driveways typically get. Concrete is tougher than asphalt but the snow will melt off of asphalt quicker. A paved driveway is cleaner than a gravel driveway.


I wouldn't pave my driveway for 2 reasons; the high cost and it would scare me to try and go down a mountain driveway in icy conditions. The gravel gives me more grip.
 
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