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Building a driveway or Road

The most important thing to building a good residential driveway or private road is a well-built base, or foundation.

We suggest building a driveway or building a road just like you would build a house pad-the most important thing is the foundation.

Building a driveway or road at the same time as the house pad has several advantages:

  • the trucks are bringing materials anyway
  • the trucks rolling in and out compacts the dirt
  • the dozer and equipment are already set up on site and there are no extra mobilization costs

If a good base material is used, you can lay asphalt or pour concrete on top at a later time.

Options for a good base of crushed material include:

  • concrete
  • limestone
  • asphalt
  • granite (most expensive material)
  • iron ore (seldom available)