Asked on Jan 24, 2016

How to fix my muddy driveway?

by Liseli
I have a muddy driveway. I have to park on the grass which in turn is ruining my grass, and flinging mud everywhere after it rains because my family seems to enjoy zooming into our driveway. What should I do??
  7 answers
  • Kapiteinterzee Kapiteinterzee on Jan 25, 2016
    An economical solution is to slope and grade your dirt driveway to permit water to drain off to the nearest water runoff ditch or street rainwater drain then lay down a gravel layer of 2 to 3 inches deep. This, obviously, must be done when the driveway is dry, or fairly dry. Trample the gravel down with a 12 inch square plywood tramper you can make from ¾ plywood and a handle made of 2 x 4 that fits your height. The gravel can be as coarse or fine as you want although I personally like using a coarse of about 1 to 1 ½ inches.
  • UpState UpState on Jan 25, 2016
    Dig hole at low point next to driveway...fill with gravel. Put more gravel & kitty litter on your driveway. Build a good sized 'speed bump' at bottom of driveway to deter speeding house members and all their guests and friends who also speed.
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 25, 2016
    At one point we had a nightmare of a backyard (muddy nasty etc) we dug trench about 3-4 foot down where the water pooled the worst and trenched across the whole yard. From there we filled it with gravel. (Actually we had piles and piles of leftover bricks from the previous home owner which worked fine but I would have purchased gravel for this job otherwise.) We covered the gravel back up with the sod where there had been grass and otherwise just covered it with dirt. Never had a drainage problem again.
  • Dianne cuddington Dianne cuddington on Jan 25, 2016
    Have a load of sand and clay dumped on it. The clay will create a hard surface and stop the mud from forming and made a solid top.
  • Lulu Lulu on Jan 25, 2016
    Flag stones, or stamped concrete or tar macadam.
  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 03, 2022

    Hello, hope this helps you out, you will want to dig a trench for the water to flow down, then I would add some gravel or road crush to the driveway. Once you pack it down, it should fix up your mud issues.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 03, 2022

    My uncle hauled load after load of shale into the neighbors lot. It was a huge mud pit every winter. Took almost 14 loads but now you can park in the parking area without sinking.