- Jul 9, 2017
- Mariposa, CA
- John Deere 500CD and Ford 640
Best hilly driveway I ever had was in the hills out behind Paso Robles, CA. Not a high rainfall area so that's a consideration. The driveway I'm referring to was 6 inches of crushed white shale. Once it got wet and driven on, it stayed put for years and needed only occasional touching up with a reversed back blade. I had it "tailgated" in then smoothed it with the back blade and then wet it down and ran my pickup up and down several times and done. This is on land that would sink tires to the hub immediately when it rained. I have a crushed rock driveway now, not so steep and I started it with 1-1/2 inch crushed rock for the base which has worked out well. If you start with smaller rock, it will give way after a shorter time.