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Renovating the driveway: 19 tonnes of gravel!

For years, weeds of all kinds have been growing happily in the driveway around the house.

Faced with this titanic maintenance project, we decided to limit this gravel path to the front of the house. The tour will therefore take place in a freshly mown lawn.

The first step was to dig up and scrape off the crust, which consisted of a mixture of gravel, sand and soil compacted on top of the geotextile designed to prevent the proliferation of weeds.

The second stage involves removing the residue, large stones, soil and vegetation and trimming the edges of the lawn.

Finally, spread the 7.5 tonnes (!) of gravel ordered in bulk to cover the first half of the driveway, all with a shovel, wheelbarrow and rake. It was hell on the arms and shoulders, but a morale booster once the job was done, as the driveway was given a new look for the next 5-10 years. The last third on the (ex-)workshop side remains to be done in the next few days.

Published on: 29 September 2021  -  Filed under: Renovations and upgrades