I re-worked the driveway in August, adding a new parking space out the front of the house, top dressing the existing driveway and adding road crush to the back section as it was mostly made of dirt and weeds! Over the last few months, the gravel has packed nicely, compacted by vehicles and rain. Some bare patches were starting to show through as the gravel settled so it was time to re-dress the existing driveway.
My tractor proved to be a huge asset with this type of project. I had another dump truck and pup full of driveway chips which equated to hundreds of wheel-barrow loads. Bob and I moved the gravel, graded and packed it all within a few short hours; he’s certainly earning his keep. I was able to add gravel around our front stairs as well so the first step is now short one, rather than a great effort. I now just have to edge the driveway and compact the gravel a bit more. A few more rains to clear the fines and it should like great!
PS…the recent drainage projects worked like a hot damn in these recent monsoon rains!