How can I pave my own driveway?

  5 answers
  • William William on Oct 28, 2019

    Gravel driveway is easy. Create a border. Buy/order gravel. Spread the gravel. Level and the gravel. Rent a compactor and pack the gravel down. Pavers require digging down 3" plus the thickness of the pavers below ground level. Pour 3" of sand down and level. Lay pavers down checking for level as you go along. Once all the pavers are down sweep sand into the crevices of the pavers to lock them together. Asphalt and concrete require pros.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Oct 28, 2019
    Decomposed gravel makes a nice base because it locks together when pressed down

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 29, 2019

    To William’s point, gravel may not be a legal “all weather surface” where you live and I would check out the City’s ordinances on this before putting it in the front yard.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 31, 2019

    If you opt for pavers and you reside in a freeze/thaw area, you'll need to thoroughly research the needed depth of subsurface material before installing pavers.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Jan 31, 2020

    First, check with your local government to ensure what you plan to use is legal. If it is legal, use gravel.