How to decorate driveway?

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How can I decorate my driveway entrance with cinder blocks that I have. Now the sides of driveway there are river rocks placed at ends of culverts. Delivery trucks run over the rocks and embed them in ground and crush the ends of culvert. I want to make something hard that the trucks will not be able to run over.


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  • Gk Gk on May 09, 2020

    Can you make some fencing to keep trucks away completely from this area? Here's an example. You could make it an length you needed and then add planter boxes or tubs to male it look pretty. The great thing about this is that you can move it if necessary without having to dig anything up!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 09, 2020

    Could you post a picture so we can see what you are starting with and give you some ideas that would help you?

  • Mogie Mogie on May 09, 2020

    Yes a picture would be very helpful.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 09, 2020

    Hi Bev: I'd make something like GK is showing, being sure to have 1/2 of the first block sunk into the ground. Dig a hole the same depth as one block, tamp the dirt down, fill with leveling sand and tamp it down until the block is 1/2 way into the ground. Then, place your next block. Then, use some adhesive to glue the block to the one below. Polyurethane Construction Adhesive is good to use. You can lay them down, place the blocks to make an L shape, maybe 3 high, fill with dirt and put some plants in them. If they run into that, then I'd contact the company and tell them that they need to replace your bricks. After a couple of times having to pay, they should be more careful:) Good luck

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 09, 2020

    Hello there,

    Seems to me the drivers of the trucks are not to good at reversing. Place a notice at bottom of drive saying " All Damage will need to be paid for" or Install a Security Camera or Add a marker to your border pointing outwards, so drivers hit that before doing anymore damage. If you have a narrow driveway, suggest drivers do not reverse in!! Best wishes.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 09, 2020

    Hi Bev, I feel for you, seems like people are just careless sometimes, Hope these help you, you can make columns /pillars out of the cinder blocks so the trucks will see them

    https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/structures/how-to-lay-blocks-for-a-stone-column-mailbox


    One more

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=374dTnW8Zak

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 09, 2020

    here is more info https://www.pinterest.com/billcaves/driveway-culvert/

  • Here is an idea, they're halfway set into the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlucSy6dmSM

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on May 10, 2020

    You can turn your cinder blocks into planters:

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/all?filter=cinder%20blocks

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 10, 2020

    The covert pipes should be in crushed shale anyway but if you need put cinder blocks along Lides of the pipes both sides to protect it and paint them a bride color so they see them.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 11, 2020

    Hi! I think the trick will be making them high enough and solid enough to make them visible but not create a hazard to vehicles. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 11, 2020

    You can build a wall about 3' high out of landscaping blocks. Use something like Loctite Power Grab to hold together.

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