Dumping wood in asphalt driveway - damage concerns??

gazerbeam06070 Posted By gazerbeam06070, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:14 AM

  1. gazerbeam06070

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    Hi All - I moved into a new home with an asphalt driveway that frankly looks better than most.

    I've never dumped a load of wood onto asphalt.

    Will that damage to appearance? Will a tarp protect it?

    Dumping on the grass is not an option due to the layout and landscaping.

    Thanks
     
  2. SeanBB

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    If it was really hot weather and the load was dumped from a height it may cause some damage but I am sure if you are careful it will be fine. A tarp will make the clear up a lot easier.
     
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  3. kborndale

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    I have had cords of wood dumped on my asphalt driveway in july when it was 90F and it did no damage.
     
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  4. ED 3000

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    The wood will be fine. You're just planning to burn it, anyway, so if a little bark gets knocked off or a few pieces get dented, no big deal.
     
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  5. bryankloos

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    My concern would be more the potential damage to the driveway from hte tires of the dump truck. Assuming he doesn't drive over any edges, you should be fine...
     
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  6. ED 3000

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    Yep, the edges are the weak spot. Our roofer had to spring for about 20' of new edge when the dumpster truck veered off. Always a risk with heavy trucks.
     
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  7. Woodsplitter67

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    I dump wood in my driveway all the time.. its not a problem for the wood or the asphalt ..dump away and get splitting and stacking
     
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  8. hickoryhoarder

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    I have a truckload of wood dumped on our asphalt driveway every other year. You cannot tell that area from the rest of the driveway. I just sweep up the crumbs when I'm done stacking, and after a rain it's back to normal. Like someone said above, I would not do this in hot weather.
     
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