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Thursday, August 17, 2017

New driveway!

The place where I have been parking my car is mud. Our neighbor across the road does dirtwork, so we decided to hire him to dig it up, backfill it, and make us a fancy new driveway.

He dug up about a foot depth, then laid down this cloth to stop the nice fill dirt from migrating into the mud:


Then he dumped and smoothed out three different grades of fill:




Some was actual mine tailings, straight from a local gold mine:






Since he had the front end loader, he also dug out some of our old stumps, including my old splitting stump, which is unrecoverable after eight seasons of beatings:


It was so amazing and effortless, compared with chopping them out by hand!

7 comments:

bt said...

That's some good infrastructure work, my friend! Congrats.

mdr said...

Nice. Will it be muddier after snow melting?

mdr said...

There might be leftover gold sands :-)

e. davis said...

Nice work! All ready for winter & next spring's thaw:)Hopefully this will alleviate parking in the mud:)

Arvay said...

@mdr: No; it'll be far less muddy. :) The gravel and fine sands drain water much better than the natural mud.

Nicole Sletterink said...

Hey, what do you think he would charge a non-neighbor? That is exactly what my driveway needs.

Arvay said...

@Nicole, I don't know. We did not ask for a "neighbor" discount, although I'm sure being located across the road kept costs down. Here is his info:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/solid-ground-dirtwork-fairbanks
His name is Kalem.