Jun 05, 2021 2:52 pm
Hello forum friends – I desperately need some advice as my research and discussions with tradespeople is not clarifying things for me.
We have a sloped driveway on our property. It seems to be roadbase (originally mixed with some sort of local gravel), and has been there for at least 10 years I’d say. Within the last 12 months, with such heavy rains around Sydney, the driveway has degraded, formed ruts and washed away in parts. We need it redone ASAP.
To give you an idea of the slope: https://bit.ly/3pgASX2 and http://tiny.cc/4qjytz
We can’t afford concrete or pavers.
I’m not keen on asphalt or bitumen because a charcoal/black look just won’t go with our house.
So I feel like I’m left with 3 options:
– stabilized roadbase, which would come up as a medium-grey colour
– stabilized decomposed granite, which I could possibly get in a few colours
– coloured bitumen spray seal using Bushmates (eg. through Illawarra Spray Seal)
I have a landscaper telling me they’ve been getting good results with stabilized decomposed granite, but I’ve read some things online that this can be dusty when dry, muddy when wet, and might just end up washing down the slope after some rains?
I have looked into the coloured bitumen option, but I’ve inspected some properties with a Bushmates coloured bitumen seal and it seems like even this becomes dislodged and may wash away? (See here: http://tiny.cc/3ygytz.) Certainly not as solid and stable as I imagined, unless I’ve got it wrong.
I really don’t want something that will erode and wash away quickly. I’m well aware I won’t get ages out of the above options, but I’d like at least 5-7 years before I need to think about patching or resurfacing.
I’m almost resigned to investigating asphalt, even though aesthetically it’s just wrong.
Does anyone have any insights into stabilized roadbase, stabilized decomposed granite and/or coloured bitumen spray seal on a sloped driveway??
Sign in or Join to reply to this Topic
ho12Sloped land and wetness through cracks on drivewaySloped land and wetness through cracks on driveway
I noticed yesterday when it was moderately raining that our neighbour’s front garden bed’s draining hole was letting the water out under their front retaining wall -…
aussietaDoes a landlord have to resurface an old pool?Does a landlord have to resurface an old pool?
no a landlord does not have to resurface most likely is not a safety issue i would doubt your water chemistry is fine please list the numbers from a reliable test (note…