New Driveway for Motorhome

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  1. Diamondcub

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    I need to have a driveway constructed for my Motorhome, the area is quiet large so I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with laying a couple of strips (concrete?) for the Motorhome and for the rest using fleximas type ground reinforcing mats? So the grass can grow and drainage maintained but i could also use this area to park my car. Do any caravan sites use this on their sites?

    Thanks for your advice
     
  2. Allan & Loren

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    We used grid force for our drive for our rv. Laid a solid compacted hardcore base then laid the grid force on top securing each one to the other and periodically securing into the base. We then filled with gravel but you can lawn seed it. It's used a lot by councils and commercial businesses. Our rv is 7.5tonne and the drive is fabulous.
     
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    We stayed on a Dutch camp site
    Where they had done that on each pich.
    Worked very well.
    Our friends also did this at there house.
    They dont have ant problems.
     
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  4. Diamondcub

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    Thank you Allan I will give them a call
     
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    My Bolero stands on 2 concrete strips with shingle in between, beside our bungalow, my car stands behind it.
     
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    You obviously need some Tarmac..... I happen to have load left over from a job........ can do it cheap.......... for cash.............


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    We bought ours from a local builders merchant as they had a good price.
     
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    . We did it about a year ago now and the gravel has settled so needs a top up which we will do in the spring. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Currently in the process of converting our frontage for parking... Using the self draining ground reinforcement method....
    The Moho parks where the spoil heap is...
     
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    We had concrete put down with reinforcing mesh, takes the 6-wheel trailer or the Mercedes.

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    How deep and what did you use for the hardcore? It looks like a good job was done. Do you know if it's any cheaper than paving slabs? Thanks
     
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    Thanks everyone for all your sharing
     
  13. Diamondcub

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    Wow that is some groundwork, a much bigger job than I was anticipating. Did you use a driveway contractor
     
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    It's all in the preparation Lesley. A good solid base is the secret.
     
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    preparation...preparation...preparation... a firm base essential for a good lay !
     
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    Just be aware that driveway construction can fall within building control regulations. Lots of regulations relating to run off and soak always etc.(n)
     
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    when I had my drive done I got 80mm driveway bricks from marshells of off ebay, they have a shop on there for B grade stuff thier clearing
     
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    The "contractor"... Is..... Li'l o' moi..

    Dug by hand ... The 14tonne payload lorry with grab - had to make two trips to remove the spoil heap !!..

    The amount of "dig".. Spoil removal will depend upon the type of groung you have... Because it's the sub-base that's important for any "loading" ...

    Also you "should" use MOT type 3 hardcore for self draining - MOT type 1 is the commonest... Type 3 is not usually stocked at local merchants etc...

    Type 3 has reduced "fines".. If you live in an area that requires SUDS, or sustainable urban drainage systems - it's a must.. ( we don't but i'm still using it) see @grasscutter 's post above.. regarding the Regs in some areas..
     
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    I find that wining and dining is not essential but it sometimes helps.:xwink:
     
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  20. Diamondcub

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    Thanks for the advice on the sub base.
    I will get my shovel out later
    No, come to think of it, does anyone know of a good man near Basingstoke
     
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