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Driveway work begins

July 5th, 2018 at 11:29 am

Twenty years ago we bought this house and even then the driveway was cracked. It has gotten worse. Our home was built in 1979 and it is the original driveway.

Today, the driveway guys came to start the tear out. After he got it totally torn out, he told DH that there's a reason our driveway was so bad -- it was only 2 1/2 inches thick in spots. It is supposed to be a minimum of 4 and ideally between 5-6. He said the sand underneath had washed away and if any heavy vehicles had been on it, it certainly didn't help.

So, it is both exciting and frustrating. It is exciting because we will have a new driveway and two pieces of sidewalk replaced which will make our home look better and it will be far easier to shovel this winter without hitting the places where the concrete were different levels. But it is frustrating that yet again someone did not do the proper job and years down the way, we have had to suffer the consequences.

We have been saving for the driveway so we will be able to pay cash when it is completed. That's a very good thing.

3 Responses to “Driveway work begins”

  1. Wink Says:

    I bet it will look amazing and function so much better for you. And good job saving up for it and paying cash!

  2. shiela Says:

    I bet it would look really nice. It always feels nice having the money to pay for stuff like this, you can thoroughly enjoy it. This is probably also I need to put in my list of things we will need get done in near future too (due to tree roots) but I think the roof will have to be done before that.

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