Driveway to road interface cracking

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Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Max&Bee-in-CM » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:23 am

Howdy, I have the problem in the attached pics - since the concrete is quite thin at the interface of the driveway and road, it cracks and crumbles away.

Does anyone have some solutions or ideas I can implement? Thanks....

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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:20 am

Max you could try cutting the concrete back replacing it with asphalt topping or repair mix. Plastic bags are available at large building stores.
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby sirineou » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:46 am

BKBill is right. The cement is brittle and the asphalt is flexible. You can not have thin cement on top of asphalt, It will always crack as the asphalt expands and contracts. As bill said you can have the asphalt terminate on the cement.
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Max&Bee-in-CM » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:01 am

Thanks guys. I did not think one can buy asphalt mix off the shelf, I thought you needed to big trucks and weird looking machines to make and lay it.
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:49 am

Max and Bee,
Max ask at most builders and they will sell you asphalt by the bag.
I'll even hire you my compactor for the week, but you'll have to fly down and pick it up.
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby BKKBILL » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:59 am

RR I'm sure Max would enjoy a trip to see your build and I know Aussies are a tough lot but do you think that compactor would fit into his travel bag. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:44 pm

Bill,
Notice I said fly down. I would have thought a big strong lad like Max could "drive" the compactor back along the highway doing a bit of community service work on the way. Shouldn't take too long.
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby BKKBILL » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:46 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote: but you'll have to fly down and pick it up.

Right you are RR but think Max will have had quite enough of messing with highway right of ways. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Max&Bee-in-CM » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:44 am

Thats hilarious - I love community service and improving government infrastructure!! But to solve the problem, we are just removing all the cracked concrete, will have a drain with a wire mesh on top, and then straight into the pavers. Should not be any more skinny concrete to crack.
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:20 pm

Max,
I take it from your reply that you won't be flying down to pick-up my compactor? I talked to the head of the Departments of Highways about you driving my compactor all the way back to Chiand Mai and he said he would supply all the asphalt free of charge. He also contacted the Public Relations Department, who kindly offered coverage all the way. Just where is your community spirit Max? Must I now lose face by telling them both you have a change of heart?
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Re: Driveway to road interface cracking

Postby Max&Bee-in-CM » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:33 am

Roger Ramjet wrote:Max,
I take it from your reply that you won't be flying down to pick-up my compactor? I talked to the head of the Departments of Highways about you driving my compactor all the way back to Chiand Mai and he said he would supply all the asphalt free of charge. He also contacted the Public Relations Department, who kindly offered coverage all the way. Just where is your community spirit Max? Must I now lose face by telling them both you have a change of heart?


Unfortunately yes, although it does sound like a very tempting offer and a great way to see the countryside for a month or two, I will pass on this occasion.
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