scored a free driveway today

osagebow Posted By osagebow, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:16 PM

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  1. osagebow

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    OK..kinda. Our HOA hired these guys to repave parts of the road, and I saw them ripping out a bad section while walking the dog. "Do you guys recycle that pavement or dump it?" I asked. "We dump it on the other end of the county" He said.
    They had enough to do the worst 75% of my rutted goat path 3" deep. Some big chunks, but definitely an improvement. Very similar to "crusher run" gravel. Guy saw me with a rake and said we'll smooth it out for ya tomorrow - put that thing away!==c

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  2. BrotherBart

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    Scored some for my goat path a couple of years ago too. Except they hadn't ground it up. :confused:

    That pic looks exactly like starting down what I laughingly call my "driveway". My old tractor on the right side is green though. ;lol
     
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  3. osagebow

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    Trade ya? ;)
     
  4. BrotherBart

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    Not that green one. ;lol
     
  5. Adios Pantalones

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    These guys would have to pay to get rid of it otherwise, but a nice touch offering to grade it. Everyone wins, and good karma abounds.
     
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  6. Ashful

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    Not around here. They usually put the grindings down on our small back roads and farm roads, which would otherwise be dirt. Definitely a nice move giving it to you, but you probably saved them half a day's work hauling it all to the other end of the county.
     
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    Cousin works for the Texas Highway Department. They process the stuff into new and reuse it. He says it saves 75% of the cost of new stuff and no waste.
     
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    Pave it forward.........:)
     
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    They started doing that around here too. They did the street our old house is on that way a few years ago, seems to have held up well.
     
  10. Delta-T

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    iirc ashphalt is the #1 recycled material in the world (by weight)...i bet the goats feel fancy now.
     
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    I didn't get to see it but DH was home, said it was ripped up and recycled by one machine right on site, then laid right back down after being remixed with more tar. IMO, that's the only way it should be done for streets.

    I think you can buy tailings in bags now at places like HD. We might look into it, we're hel;ping our neighbors fix up their place and there's some spots in their driveway that could use it!
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    We even have a section of a State highway near us where they mixed ground up tires with the asphalt. Looks to be holding up very well.
     
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    Now that's a good idea!
     
  14. PapaDave

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    Where the rubber meets the road.
     
  15. ScotO

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    They're doing that in our area too......nice to see those tires getting a second life!
     
  16. Flatbedford

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    I saw a tractor trailer mounted setup about 20 years ago that blasted the road surface with what looked like small rocket engines to soften up the asphalt. Then it raked the softened asphalt and spread it smooth. A roller followed behind to compact it. It was pretty cool to watch and the road was restored without any material hauled in or out, just a bunch of jet fuel burned.
     
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