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  1. #1
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    Default Driveway approach angle too steep and bumper sc****s street

    My house is on a hill ,resulting in a driveway with a steep approach angle. The street is formed by an extruded concrete curb and drainage channel, with asphalt pavement filling between curbs.

    My wifes car bumper sc****s the every time she enters and leaves the driveway as the wheels enter this drainage channel.

    We tried filling the drainage channel by applying a bonding agent and filling with concrete laid over the citys curb. The runoff now flows around the patch. This improved the situation greatly, but we should have been more aggressive in building the height and width to totally solve the problem. Now after 3 years, the water is managing to seep under the concrete patch and its cracking away in sections.

    We can't make a proper revision to the apron, as it would encroach onto the city street, nor can we dig up the city's curb to rebuild the end as a one piece concrete slab. Any suggestions ,or a product that will stay in place when laid over the concrete? Im told asphalt wont hold with the running water.
    Phot taken before the concrete patch was applied
    Last edited by MedicMomSI; 11-15-2008 at 01:48 AM.

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    Default Re: Driveway approach angle too steep and bumper sc****s street

    Move or buy her an SUV? I would say deal with it.
    Last edited by kentvw; 11-14-2008 at 08:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Driveway approach angle too steep and bumper sc****s street

    regrade the driveway and apron. you have no control over the grade or crown of the street.

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    Default Re: Driveway approach angle too steep and bumper sc****s street

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue RidgeParkway View Post
    regrade the driveway and apron. you have no control over the grade or crown of the street.

    Now there is some advice...............

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    Default Re: Driveway approach angle too steep and bumper sc****s street

    Quote Originally Posted by kentvw View Post
    Move or buy her an SUV? I would say deal with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by kentvw View Post
    Now there is some advice...............
    same to you.

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    Default Re: Driveway approach angle too steep and bumper sc****s street

    I actually had hopes there might be some constructive suggestions on this site. Instead I found the AOL Board "Home Improvement for Morons". What was I thinking?

    Thanks anyway, the thread is closed and Im terminating my participation here, so dont waste your efforts posting further replies. There will be no one to read them.

    Bye

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