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Old 03-23-2015, 09:22 AM
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Driveway Widening

My driveway is really long but also narrow....just narrow enough to allow 1 and a half cars. I'm looking for ideas on how to widen it....I looked into river rocks on the sides because I think that looks really nice but I'm extremely new to landscaping and have no clue whether that's a good idea or not....any help is appreciated!
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:03 AM
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Well if you gonna use it to drive on it river rock is a bad idea since it will move due to the round surface of the stone you need a type of rock that interlocks together
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:23 AM
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sounds like you want to widen it for driving on. Best solution is to pave it. Can you explain the reason you want to widen it and let us know if it is a landscaping feature or a functional implementation?

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:53 AM
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Cheapest solution is #57 stone, best solution is hiring a company that does concrete work.

Small jobs we charge around $6/sq-ft for anything under 450 square feet which includes grading and 3500psi Crete. Fiber is $6 per yard extra which I always recommend. The price drops after you pass the concrete companies 5 yard free-delivery minimum.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:13 AM
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I think to give vintage look to driveway make fences with rocks, tiles, bricks etc. these types of landscapes look simple but cute as well.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:42 PM
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When I've seen it done on a smaller scale, I've seen people use heavy stone pavers which added a nice look to the drive. Now, I'd personally recommend getting someone to do a concrete addition if that that is an option that is affordable.

I guess it would really matter what your goal is with this, what your current material is that is used and do you care if the materials don't match.

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