Driveway Dip Fix

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I need a recommendation for someone who can lessen the dip at the beginning of the driveway from the street. My car bottoms out. Ashphalt? Concrete? Who is good and not too expensive?

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420722 Sep 17, 2017 03:29 PM
Driveway Dip Fix

Is it a private driveway or does it start from the road? You may need to get permission first if it's touching public road. We have the same problem, it's funny watching people use our driveway as a turn around and completely thrashing the underside of their cars. Serves them right for coming in a high speeds. Some of the hardware stores sell a rubber mat that give you that extra space when going up a steep driveway. Aside from all my mumble above, challenge asphalt will probably give you a good quote-969-2616

tagdes Sep 17, 2017 04:29 PM
Driveway Dip Fix

As it's likely city or county property as 420722 says you will need a permit and it's quite possible if your street is on a slope they won't allow it due it creating up slope flooding or even flooding in your own yard.

a-1505693668 Sep 17, 2017 05:14 PM
Driveway Dip Fix

Sounds like an easy/cheap DIY project. Clean the dipped area really well (if you have a power washer, that would work best), then just pour in a driveway filler that you can pick up at Home Depot for a nominal amount. Let things settle/dry before driving over the fix. Should take you about 20 minutes or so, and cost less than $25-30 for "parts." “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

Channelfog Sep 18, 2017 08:46 AM
Driveway Dip Fix

Steel plates that allow water to flow under and provide a ramp for cars to go over the dip. 1/4" thick plates tend to bend and sag over time, especially if a heavy vehicle goes over it, so 1/2"-3/4" steel plate is better. Steel plate can be slippery, so use a textured plate such as "diamond" plate (1/2" smooth plate with 1/4" diamond plate on top). Not really a DIY project though, you will need to hire a welder to do the work.

mahoney Sep 18, 2017 11:29 AM
Driveway Dip Fix

Many thanks everyone. I will consult with Challenge Asphalt.