Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Driveway Improvement

We've been living in the project house for about 3 months.  There are still many on-going projects to be done, but we're making headway and it's starting to feel like home.  Don't get me wrong, we still have a lot of big projects to be completed.  The driveway here was a mixture of sand and dirt.  Whenever there was any type of precipitation, the driveway became an endless puddle of mud and water.  The puddle were deep and anyone walking to a vehicle would have soaked feet. 

Thursday morning, a load of crushed concrete was delivered.  Mike, Paige, Alison, Madelyn, and (to a much lesser part)  I spent the morning shoveling and spreading the rocks all over the driveway. We had planned to only do the part of the driveway after the sidewalk, but there was so enough to do between the road and the sidewalk as well.

 After a few days, we discovered that the crushed concrete compacts extremely well.  In the portions where vehicles have been parked it has formed an almost solid surface!  We plan to pave the driveway in 2015, but I'm really happy with this short term solution.  No more wet and muddy feet.

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