First thing you need is at least one ditch,
two would be better but at least one, some where for the water to go, so
it is not just sitting on your driveway. That's one of the things that
causes pot holes when the water just sits in one place on your drive-way.
Pot holes could also be caused by a lot a leaves just sitting on your
driveway, oh don't let the leaves just sit in your ditches either,
for it will soon leach in your driveway and cause your driveway to sink on
Getting down to the clay if possible, living here in Wake County
N. C. or if your soil is sandy one should put a layer of either fabric or what we
call surge stone. That's stone about the size of your fist mixed with
crush stone, that will help keep your top layer from sinking so quick.
You could use fabric with the clay too, but
not necessary its fine just to put down four inches of crush and run some
people call it ABC, either way weather you use fabric or not it is still
best to use the ABC ( Crush and Run ) for the first layer.
If you don't use Crush and Run for the
first layer on clay soils, this is what will happen, when it rains the
water will drain through the Washed Stone 67,57 or #5.Then it will bring
that clay mud right to the top.
Then after that's been packed down,
and we like for it to at least rain on it at least one time . Then put the
67 or 57 stone no more than 2 inches deep which the smaller 67 for small
cars the 57 bigger for larger cars or pickups on top of your crush and
run. I learned that topping it off later with 78 stone makes the ice and
snow brake up quicker when that kind of weather hits us here in Raleigh
Use our Product
Calculator to find out how
much you need and that's it ,we recommend using a bobcat for your
grading, tracked type would be better if available.
If you need some one to do the work for you
we have experience companies that we would recommend in doing this for you
just give us a call at Area Mulch and Soils Raleigh NC