Sam Ellis

Where Can I Park My Unregistered Car?

Can You Have Unregistered Car In Driveway?

When you buy a car, whether it is new or used, you have to register it with your local DMV. You can get fined or have your vehicle impounded if you drive around without registering it.  But what about parking it in your own driveway? Surely, you should be able to keep an unregistered vehicle … Read more

Issues Caused By A Driveway That’s Too Steep 

My Driveway Is Too Steep For My Car

The ideal slope range for a driveway is between 2 and 15 percent. That means the driveway rises 2-15 feet for every 100 feet of length. But sometimes, especially in hilly areas, driveways can be as steep as 20% or even 25%.  If your driveway has a slope greater than 12%, it is considered to … Read more

What Happens If You Park On A New Driveway Too Soon?

How Long To Wait To Park On A New Driveway?

How long you should wait to park on a new driveway depends mostly on the type of driveway. With some driveways, you can park on it immediately while others require waiting between a week and a month (depending on the type of vehicle you want to park on it).   What Happens If You Park On … Read more

Why Do Tires Leave Marks on the Driveway?

How To Clean Driveway Tire Marks?

While they don’t affect the structure, longevity or quality of the driveway, tire marks and scuffs can make your driveway look unsightly. They can also impact the value of your home if you are trying to sell.  In this post we tackle this issue of tire marks on the driveway. We discuss why they occur, … Read more

What Is A Resin Bound Driveway?

Resin Driveway Pros And Cons

Wondering whether a resin driveway is the right choice for your home? You’ve come to the right place.  In this guide, we discuss what a resin driveway is and its pros and cons.  Note that we focus on resin bound (not bonded) driveways. But we’ll also talk a bit about resin bonded driveways and how … Read more

What Is A Rubber Driveway?

Rubber Driveway Pros And Cons

While rubber paving is nothing new, it is still not as popular as other paving options such as concrete and asphalt. Like any other type of driveway material, rubber has its pros and cons. We cover them all in this guide. We also discuss how rubber compares to other more conventional types of driveway. What Is … Read more

Pros and Cons Of A Gravel Driveway On A Slope

How To Gravel Driveway On A Slope?

A gravel driveway is one of the most challenging to build on a slope. The gravel tends to slide downhill both during and after installation. You have to find ways to keep traffic and stormwater from eroding the driveway.   In this guide, we discuss how to lay a gravel driveway on a slope and how … Read more

What’s The Best Slope For A Driveway?

What Is A Good Slope For A Driveway?

The slope or grade of a driveway determines how drivable it is, especially when it snows. It also affects drainage both on and off the driveway.  Experts generally recommend a max 12-15% driveway slope. Any steeper than that and you’ll have trouble driving or walking up the driveway.  Below is a quick guide on driveway … Read more

How Steep Can A Driveway Be?

How To Build A Driveway On A Steep Slope?

Gravity will make your work a lot harder when building a driveway on a steep slope. Materials like gravel and concrete just want to move downhill. Steep driveways can also have issues with drainage, traction and walkability.  When building a steep driveway, you have to think carefully about the design of the driveway, what materials … Read more

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