Driveways & Parking Lots
We take pride in the fact that our driveways last, even under the heaviest of traffic.
We begin by stripping out 4-6 inches of top soil, assuring there is a good, solid base of clay before the stone is put on. If a driveway or parking lot is going to be asphalted or concreted, we cut an extra 6 inch width out on each side so that the edges of your surface won’t crumble, like many of them do.
Some lots have low spots that tend to accumulate water during heavy rainfalls and if these spots are near or beside your driveway, it will wash it out after a few months. In this case, we recommend that you install some sort of drainage tile to keep the water out. This can also create soft spots in the driveway, which can be avoided by putting down an excavation fabric under the # 2 stone to solidify the driveway.
For parking lot drainage, we usually recommend putting in catch basins, which collect the surface water and send it through a tile to an outlet.