I could use some input from the more experienced members ....Here goes; I have a gravel driveway, approximately 800' long x 8-10' wide. The variation in width is due to my lack of landscaping the boundries, and just kind of driving where I want to. Another interesting feature is that there is approximately a continuous 2-3% grade over its length. This varies a little also due to snow removal, and feeble attempts of back dragging trying to make a smooth/flat surface. Over the years I have purchased the occassional load or two of reprocessed asphalt from our local quarry, and spread it around to fill the ruts and help minimize the run-off of the fine materials. I've been doing a bit of homework to get familiar with creating a crown, providing drainage along the sides, and who knew there was so much to all of this. Most of us just drive around without giving this stuff a second thought. I've recently come across one of those "How to" sites, and it recommends using a "blend" of materials to help bind things together as it's being compacted, and also to minimize losing all your "fines" when we have those occassional flooding cloudbursts. Creating the crown will be challenging as I'll be using my rubber tire loaders to push the stuff around, then probably do the finish with one of those gynormous loam rakes I've got. Information, tips, and tricks are very welcome....Head shaking, finger pointing, and the appropriate tsk, tsk, is anticipated and I'm ready for it. Thanks for your time and help!