robert c Nogueira wrote:
> I need to surface a driveway going to a car storage building that I am
> planning to build this spring. Concrete is out of my budget range and
> asphalt is very uncommon for residential use in Texas ( WHY?).
If you mean "bituminous concrete" - the black tar stuff, I have a good idea why
it is not used in Texas - when the sun beats down on it in 110 degree weather,
it turns very soft and oozes oil. It is OK for us Yankees but not for the
> My experience with pea gravel is that it moves around too much when a
> drives over it .
> Any suggestions for a surface which will not wash always?
I use 1" cut stone. It won't go anywhere, but you don't want to have to sit or
kneel on it (or drop a small screw!). When it snows, I can't plow it like do
dirt road - I have to keep the blade up or it scatters stones all over the
place. But it drains well and stays in place pretty much.
> I remember a thread here about using a concrete mix without the need for
> reinforcement. Anyone got details on that system?
I remember an article in a magazine suggesting a 25% or so mix of concrete and
dirt would work for a surface that doesn't get serious ice and snow or heavy
traffic. You would mix it just like regular concrete and handle it accordingly.
I have never tried it.
> Any other suggestions ?
> Bob ( Who doesn't want to be an old stuck in the mud )
Live a balanced life - Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing
and dance and play and work every day some. -Robert Fulghum, author
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