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    D.M.S is offline butterfingers
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    Default concrete strip driveway?

    this is my driveway
    I don't like it at all
    It's relatively flat however the previous owner must have had an inability to drive in a straight line as it curves in the middle.
    2 months ago I arranged for some quotes to be done and much like the fencing quotes they never materialised so I done it myself.
    From the garage to the gate theres already 2 concrete strips so I was thinking I could just continue this all the way down the driveway.
    questions:
    1.do i need reo under this?
    2.how deep should it be? the existing section is approx 60mm deep
    3.do i need to consult with council in anyway because I'm going across the footpath? (there are no concrete footpaths on my side however)
    4.am I better price & skillwise to pave it? (I've done paving enough before)


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    G'day DMS,

    1&2. Yes, if you're going to drive on it you should use mesh and make it 100mm deep.
    3. Not sure about the council, but I wouldn't bother.
    4. I think the concrete would be better - cheaper (guessing here), less likely to get movement problems, and you've done some paving so it'd be good to try something new.

    Cheers,
    Adam

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    You could always give me a call if you want it done by a qualified tradesman that will actually turn up for a quote.
    Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

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    D.M.S is offline butterfingers
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    send me your details and i'll holla at ya

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    I have sent you my details. give me a call if you are interested.
    Cheers, Neil
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