I did a lot of work outside on the driveway this afternoon. It’s strange – I thought I was actually becoming lazy over the summer. I didn’t want to do anything. The moment the heat and humidity disappeared though, I jumped out of my seat and ran outside to get things done. In the past month alone, I’ve completed so many small projects. I was actually going to push this driveway project off until the spring, but I knew I wouldn’t want to do it then either. I just decided to get it out of the way now. Plus, I really need to fill in the swamp trail back in the woods (that’s why I had the sand delivered in the first place). I’ll take lot of pics of that as it’s being completed.
Let’s see, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, I was about half way done with the driveway repair. I had about 15 more wheelbarrow loads left to finish up what I wanted to finish up. I do want to mention that I’ll be continuing on with the driveway if I find that I have remaining stone dust after we’re finished in the woods. I won’t write about the driveway anymore though. I don’t want to beat a dead horse.
Today’s goal was to finish spreading sand around in some parts that were farthest away from the house as well as to fill in under the trailer. For that, the trailer would need to be pulled from the spot it’s been sitting in for the past few years.
This is my 2008 Ford F250 and my 7’x14′ Arising Industries enclosed trailer. It’s such a sweet setup.
Look what moving the truck and trailer left behind. Ugh. It’s so ugly.
It’s difficult to see in this photo, but that dirt and old gravel area is all rutted up. The trailer was sinking into it. I couldn’t stand it any longer.
There was also a low part of the driveway that would puddle up as it rained. It got muddy, so I wanted to fill that area in with the sand as well. Take a look.
I first tackled the puddle area of the driveway. I’d say that took five wheelbarrow loads in all. Maybe six. I’ll tell you one thing, it doesn’t get any easier filling wheelbarrows with rock dust as you get older. Not one bit.
I then tackled the worst area. The one underneath where the trailer sat. This took no fewer than 12 wheelbarrow loads. It’s done though and the stone dust is nice and deep. You’ll see that in a later image.
I love looking at these photos. I don’t know who I’m writing this post for, you or me. Either way, the driveway now has a nice new thick layer of sand that will pack down as hard as rock. I love this rock dust.
Take a look at some photos of the driveway after I drove over it by backing the trailer into position.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to have both the truck and trailer not sinking into the old gravel anymore. That was horrible to see.
This is the Arising Industries enclosed trailer parked in its new spot, nice and high up. I love seeing this.
And finally, I’d say I used up about six of the 18 yards of material. I’ve definitely got enough for the woods tomorrow. That’s going to be fun. Until next time!