Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Driveway Concerns

This could very well be the year that we don’t make it out of our driveway. The warning signs have been there for the past couple of years, and of course we did nothing about it. We lucked out last Spring with the warm and dry weather, but this year there is so much snow that there is no getting around the mud. We are doomed.

With this in mind, I’m thinking we’re going to have to do something about it, which means re-surfacing our driveway. We had spoken to the guys who did our septic system, the same ones I feel inflated the cost a bit, and they gave us a whopping estimate to put down some hard pack. They wanted to do way more than we wanted, however. The entire driveway doesn’t need to be done, just the lower sections near the woods.

In an odd twist, I saw a women who was wearing an excavating shirt at BG’s and I asked her if they did driveways. She said yes and gave me her card, introducing herself. It dawned on me that she was the new library trustee BS, and I hadn’t met her because I missed the last meeting where she was introduced. What a small world it is.

I’m just hoping that we make it through this Spring. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Mike Thorn for the pic.


MMP said...

If you are up for the Adventure, you could get material delivered and rent a tractor to move it around with. The last time I did that, I think it was about $500 for two days for a JD 4120 which is big enough to move around material. You might want to put down large stone first and then hard pack on that. And if you have a lot of mud, Geotextile cloth might be appropriate to keep the stone from sinking into the mud.

phredude said...


I'm definitely up for adventure, as well as saving some $$, and would love to talk to you more about this. Thanks for your insight and take care.