One big step in our future driveway project is now complete: the driveway has been fully dug out. It took a couple weekends, but we finished up right before the rains came in. Rather than feeling very satisfied though, I am feeling really annoyed.

Our older neighbor Dan stopped by for a chat while we were out working. He expressed some concern over whether the concrete pavers we have and whether they will be strong enough to support the weight of the car. He said something about stores selling pavers specifically strong enough to handle the weight for a driveway.

This annoys me to no end because I spent many hours trying to research how to build this little project and found nothing online. Am I just the only person who has ever tried to build a non-concrete driveway? My little plan to build something that would absorb more rainwater and be a little prettier to look at seems to be fading away.

We are hoping the gravel and sand will be delivered this week. I am thinking about 4-6″ of gravel will be enough to compact down, then spread sand over. The pavers would then get lined up into place this weekend, just in time for my mother-in-law to come visit over Christmas. I’m worried though that the first time we park our car on the surface, those lovely pavers will just crumble into a big ugly mess.

Of course I will document the big ugly mess that may ensue, so stay tuned.

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