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Old 05-16-2019, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I built myself a garage/shop/mancave and I'm looking for ideas for out front other than conventional concrete

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Asphalt four feet wide pitched away from garage. Removable metal grates 2 ' x 3' in front of door. 1' x 8' in front of each garage door. Then hard pack or ledge pack for driveway and walkway over heavy duty weed block.
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You can do a custom design with brick and stone. Not cheap, but looks awesome.
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colored crushed granite.....but have to be careful plowing
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They can do some really neat stuff with stampcrete these days. My boss had his parking pad in front of his garage done with a really low profile worn wood plank pattern. And I believe it was even dyed to match his trim work. It’s freaking sweet. Nice garage!
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they can also do neat stuff with pavement, making it look like bricks and or different designs in it
I like the idea of gates out in front,
have to ask yourself , how pretty do you want it, or how durable?
and how do you plan to move snow off it
plow, snow blower, shovel?

what ever you do, I strongly suggest doing a very good BASE, so it doesn';t shift., lift or crack what ever you put down from freeze thaw/frost lines!

up my way many hire the cheapest big, and get this base or NONE at all, and then a winter to 2 pass and things lift, crack and just end up re doing, spending a LOT more $$ than if done right the first time!
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I built myself a garage/shop/mancave and I'm looking for ideas for out front other than conventional concrete

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sweet looking building.
Do you run studs?
Are you worried about stud lines?
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sweet looking building.
Do you run studs?
Are you worried about stud lines?
My brother has a prestudded track but we have dollies to protect the concrete


Thanks for the ideas
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