Fiber Arts & Furry Critters

Friday, July 15, 2005

Big changes were happening around here last night! It certainly provided something different for yesterday evening's entertainment! After living here for 12 years, we finally had our driveway paved!

First there was the Bobcat, levelling the uneven spots in the driveway.

Then we had a dumptruck, dumping a small amount of tar, which was mixed in with the dirt from the driveway to firm up the base in one of our problem spots.

Then, to the kids' delight, we had even more equipment show up!

They flattened and rolled out the dirt and the base they had already poured.

After that, since they started late in the afternoon, it was getting too dark to take pictures. But they had another dump truck full of tar, and they used this machine to do the initial laying down and spreading of the tar.

Then they rolled it and flattened it, and touched up the edges, and connected it up with the edge of the road. They really did an awesome job, and this is how it looks now.

And here's a picture from slightly farther away. You can actually see a bit of one of our neighbors' houses, up at the top. Yes, there are a few!

Now we're told that we need to wait at least five days before driving on it, longer if the weather gets really hot again. DH says it has to undergo a process that's sort of cooling off (from the heat of the tar) and curing. That's going to make getting groceries in a little more difficult, but I'm sure it will be very much worth it in the end. This was something we'd been discussing off and on for several years, at least.


  • I live on a 2 mile dirt road that is not maintained. I can relate to the excitment of getting the driveway I didn't make it to spinning last evening. My niece is in the middle of state tournaments for softball. The games have been exciting.

    By Blogger Maureen, at 10:00 AM  

  • You'll love it come winter. It will melt itself dry after you clear it.

    By Anonymous Catherine D., at 1:18 PM  

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