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Old 01-31-2013, 11:30 PM   #593
Padmei
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Nelson New Zealand
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Originally Posted by jafar View Post
Whats the life expectancy of that in comparison with concrete???

My brother has a drive of a similar length & they used compacted rock
It would be a fraction of the life expectancy of concrete however prob 1/2 the price too as well as not so slippery in the frosty moments. There has been a fair bit of deflection as the main problem is the base coarse under the seal is bad & turns to mud during heavy rains (which we seem to get once a year). The water runs into a pothole at the top of the drive & sluices out huge amounts of foundation out of a lower hole 20-30m further down the driveway.
Our existing one has been there since about 1984 & has many big holes in it. I have patched them up over the 14years i've been here but there comes a time when things have to be done right.

Judging by the way a couple of companies haven't returned any calls for competitive quotes i would say they have their hands full at the mo.
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