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building a driveway

Discussion in 'Jobsite Coordination' started by fourwheel1, May 13, 2018.

  1. fourwheel1

    fourwheel1 Member

    Oct 28, 2015
    excavating & farming
    Millersburg ohio
    Question on how guys prefer to build a drive. Do you cut out topsoil and fill back up with 1&2's then topcoat, or do you strip topsoil, shape roadbed with dirt then 1&2's with topcoat? It you trench it out does water not lay in the base material? I know you crown the top but water still lays in base. If roadbed is shaped prior to base, water that soaks thru stone will shed off. Which way do you guys prefer and why...guys here do it both ways and never sure which is best.