Brad Hengen wrote:my driveway and parking area was built on silty sand. There was some remnants of gravel, but not much, and one spring, we sunk the car to the axles.
So, fall 2016, I got a load of (was supposed to be a load of crushed rock, and one load of road gravel) stones that turned out to be 3/4-1" round stuff.... that WILL NOT PACK!
I have thrown a LOT of it with the snowblower! I hate the stuff.
this spring, I was thinking I need to tie in together with smaller stuff, like jackpine sand, or my sandy silt, then get something on top of that.
I have an issue with the lay of the yard, and haven't figured out where the best drainage would be.
But I could just build it all up, but as this is the only place we can park our cars, I need it to be usable very quickly no matter what I do.
Jami McBride wrote:Okay - so my rock road that's been fine up to this fall, but now is turning into a mud bog with this years heavy PNW rains.
I've been talking with people about how one can deal with: sinking rock - rising mud, one guy said there is fabric you can put down to keep your rock from sinking. I imagine there must be other solutions too, so does anyone here at Permies have dirt road maintenance experience?
I can keep throwing rock down on my driveway, but my road community did that last year on the main road and now it's falling apart too this winter - so rocking isn't the perfect solution.
(Edit to add - I've learning that not all rock is equal : )