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Old 08-17-2018, 10:02 PM
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So this new house kinda sucks for the fact my driveway is so frickin tiny a smart car makes it seem big. Also around it is either sand or dirt, My question is without pouring concrete what else can i do to atleast get a little more hard surface around my driveway because i mean a sandy butt crack sucks imo and meanwhile sandblasting your armpits to hell what could i do to atleast alleviate this issue? I was thinking of finding some bricks or something and atleast make a level foundation for it and lay them down or something of the sorts.
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Buy a sheet or two of 3/4" thick ACX plywood. I bought a 4ft x 4ft sheet at Home Depot for my manual tire changer for about $30. I never used it under a floorjack or jackstands, but you can park on it.
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How about some Marston Mat, perforated steel matting used for temporary runways. There must be some around in surplus stores or scrapyards.
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How about some Marston Mat, perforated steel matting used for temporary runways. There must be some around in surplus stores or scrapyards.
It sucks because of the perforations.

Just use plywood and throw it out once it gets too ugly. Low effort, cheap.

Or build a rig mat and either put plywood on the top or get a bone creeper to use directly on the planks.
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the plywood isnt a bad idea id assume pressure treated will work just fine lol ill paint it to match the grass
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the plywood isnt a bad idea id assume pressure treated will work just fine lol ill paint it to match the grass
Plywood will work fine. I have several different size pieces of 3/4" plywood for putting under jacks and jack stands when working on a vehicle on my gravel driveway. Never had a problem, very stable. (For crawling underneath I usually use a big piece of cardboard or a tarp to make it a little more comfortable. Though a thin piece of plywood would permit use of a creeper.)
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My thought was plywood won't last in the rain and stuff like hurricanes! You can throw down some thin ply when you're working to make it more comfortable and you can drive on the steel. That stuff is still on the ground in the Philippians since WWII.
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plywood and a gallon of exterior paint. would be cheapest. personally i would pour a simple 4" thick 10x20 concrete pad. Spend the cash once. that way you could always use it for a shed foundation later on.
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the reason i want a temporary solution is im not staying at this place forever, If i was then it woulda been done already lol
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Use treated lumber to build a spot. Then throw down pavers. When you leave take them with you. If course you will have to build a base for them.
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i use horse stall mats they are like 3/4" thick and you can not destroy them i got them at tractor supply they wer like $40.00 and last for ever


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Best plan yet! My buddy gave me a horse blanket to use under my truck on my gravel driveway. Nice and comfy. A stall mat would be better yet.
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I picked up a rubber bed liner mat that was for a short bed Ford off Craigslist awhile back for $20. It fits under the between the front and back wheels perfectly. So I can move it around with the Jeep over it. Pretty much covers side to side under the Jeep too. I also have 2"X12" pieces of wood cut 2' long for my jack. 1' long for jack stands.
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