Top Dressing Driveway - Gravel or Crushed Concrete

pjbci

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I just look for milling projects on local roads. They love to give them away. Cant get rid of them!
Heck, they pay us to haul em off.
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JohnnyMX

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I am nervous about millings as I don't think I can re-work them as easy as an aggregate product. My base isn't 100% and we get some heavy tractors on the driveway that work the fields. Here is a shot of the rock placed in the parking area and a shot of that area. Nice and flat area and vehicles are moving slowly here. You can see the driveway start. I have some spots that are still softer than others and I will start with some concrete there. If I have to re-top with crusher it will help build it up a bit.
 

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I am nervous about millings as I don't think I can re-work them as easy as an aggregate product. My base isn't 100% and we get some heavy tractors on the driveway that work the fields. Here is a shot of the rock placed in the parking area and a shot of that area. Nice and flat area and vehicles are moving slowly here. You can see the driveway start. I have some spots that are still softer than others and I will start with some concrete there. If I have to re-top with crusher it will help build it up a bit.
I agree with your assumption.
Asphalt millings will become more difficult to re-work as they firm up over time.
If you have a good solid base, millings are excellent.
 

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I had gravel at first, then crushed concrete, then crushed asphalt. Asphalt was best maybe because it was fresh still with some tar in it. But, my room mate suggested uncrushed concrete and that's been the favorite by a long shot. No more stones, burned dogs feet, black marks on other surfaces, snowplow sidekick, and constant raking. Downside is that now its a racetrack. I installed a police type radar speed display to catch the race drivers. Been caught twice myself. But, I couldn't turn her suggestion down. !
 
 
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