My driveway is gravel and just short of 400 feet long. It’s also just a few inches above grade and on a slope that water moves across every year.
The clay soil keeps that water high and the snow melt this year took almost a foot of gravel with it when it left.
This year I am putting in culverts and some geotextile to keep the gravel where I need it.
$140 worth of 8″x20′ culvert:
Followed up by 10 tons of gravel at a reasonable $230 delivered:
Of course the tractor is configured to snowplow – off comes the three point hitch:
And on goes the bucket:
Now we dig the trench:
Then stop to stare at the Red fox that is supervising:
Finally it’s back to work laying the fabric and covering it with gravel:
Pictures of the finish (part 1) are coming soon!
Part 2 is cutting the grade for the entrance and exits of the culvert.
I’m sore and sunburned.