We had to file for a new building
permit since the lower driveway wasn't on our
so 2 months later, we're now ready to work on
the driveway again.
Chip had to shovel out some edges to line up the
driveway. Chip formed and poured a concrete pad to
install overflow drains.
dug out the existing water & electric conduit.
He wanted to ensure we didn't drive
stakes through them.
We've learned to save the conduit photos on the internet
so we don't lose the pictures.
This is the propane line to the lower level of the
house...we definitely want to protect that line!
We never know when
we're going to need to locate a line in the future; we
often refer to pictures we've taken.
Chip wanted to fine tune the base, so he had Israel bring
in more gravel and use it to ensure the driveway slope was
There is a lot of shovel work in this process because
machinery can only do so much.
Lots of shaping was done to ensure the water drained away
from the house.
We were happy with the finished base, even if
it was a ton of work to get it perfect.
We had Big Keith and his helper work with Chip
to install the forms for us. We prepped two areas
for the first pour.
This is how the forms are
Chip used gravel to block any
We both tied the steel mats.
We did more
excavation for a future project while the backhoe was on
We're ready for the first lower driveway pour.... This
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