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    Platinum Member deezler's Avatar
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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    Another thought.

    I know you probably thought pretty hard about how you wanted the drive to be laid out, hence the string/stakes and dead straight lines. But if you were to instead sweep it in a curve up the hillside, you could bench cut it into the dirt, and probably get down through the top soil - Hopefully getting you to a better road base and potentially avoiding needing to use the costly geo-tex fabric.

    This would also lower the grade, making winter driving easier, and add some aesthetic appeal (subjective).

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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    Just a quick update of the project. Taking the good advice from you guys I asked my neighbour to came with his toy and dig out the entire top soil. He worked for all day digging out 12" or more in some spots, so now the driveway is ready for the geotextile and gravel. Also, I got a quote for gravel (up to 6") at 5.5$/tone delivered.
    My son is very happy as he already started to laydown the trailer bike with soil removed. I attached some pictures for reference.
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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    You sure have some beautiful land. And so much dirt!! My drive is a mile long and may have as much dirt as in one of the piles -thumbnail, far right. I have rock & gravel resting on basaltic lava. Makes for interesting drive construction and maintenance.

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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    Looks good. Got any side ditches in mind? Or will you keep a trench for water.
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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerius View Post
    Just a quick update of the project. Taking the good advice from you guys I asked my neighbour to came with his toy and dig out the entire top soil. He worked for all day digging out 12" or more in some spots, so now the driveway is ready for the geotextile and gravel. Also, I got a quote for gravel (up to 6") at 5.5$/tone delivered.
    My son is very happy as he already started to laydown the trailer bike with soil removed. I attached some pictures for reference.
    Yes beautiful looking land and by the way... where are the rocks???

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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    $5.50 a ton delivered? wow that's cheap. I just paid $14.00 a ton for #57 and hauled it myself.
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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    $5.50 a ton delivered? wow that's cheap. I just paid $14.00 a ton for #57 and hauled it myself.
    These are the prices around here: "pit gravel" type at $3/tone which will be used for base and the top layer will be "Gravel A" type at $6/tone. The guy with the track will charged me $2.5/tone based on my location (I've got just 4miles to the quarry).

    I think I'll need around 450 tones just for base.
    Last edited by rogerius; 07-26-2013 at 11:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    $5.50 a ton delivered? wow that's cheap. I just paid $14.00 a ton for #57 and hauled it myself.
    Same here. Its $15 per ton plus delivery for 2, 10, or 57's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondpilot View Post
    Same here. Its $15 per ton plus delivery for 2, 10, or 57's

    Chris
    I think I paid $220 a dump load last year for #73's limestone
    Right at $1100 for 5 loads to top off my driveway
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    12-15 miles from the quarry depending on which route is taken

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    Default Re: The new 700ft driveway

    $22 a ton delivered if you get a big truck with 22 to 24 tons on it. $40 a ton if you buy it at their yard and have them load it.

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