I have a driveway that's about 110' in length from garage door to the road. At the apron of the road, it's roughly 18-20' wide and continues like this about half its length. At that point, it sweeps out on one side, broadening to about 30' or so i width. It meets up with the cement pad of the two-car-wide garage and extends beyond it on one side by 10' or so.
It's pretty beat at the road end and maybe for the first 15' of its length. In fact, it's mostly deteriorated down to the sub-material with most of the asphalt gone. I clear snow with the bucket on the loader, and have absolutely no interest in having it resurfaced as the cost is just ridiculous. I'm seriously considering ripping out the asphalt and having something like crushed limestone trucked in to surface it with.
Here are my questions:
- Aside from having the driveway paved or cemented, what options are available that would give a "reasonably" smooth and hard surface to work with? And, how would it need to be constructed if materials need to be put down in layers?
- Assuming that I end up with some sort of stone/dirt material, would I be best suited to use a box blade for keeping it trimmed up nicely? If so, what width would make sense to drag behind my 2520 for this purpose?