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Old 08-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #21
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wow, does look great. nice work! i'll fly you to IL to put in a drive like this at one of my houses. free meals and you can stay in my basement.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #22
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wow, does look great. nice work! i'll fly you to IL to put in a drive like this at one of my houses. free meals and you can stay in my basement.
is that your car in your sig? I've got another idea..
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #23
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Looks awesome! WAAAAAAY too much work for my lazy ass though.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #24
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no, i have a porsche
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #25
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Looks awesome! WAAAAAAY too much work for my lazy ass though.
werd....would have not done anything. Your old driveway didn't look that bad. Am I missing something. New one looks great but the amount of time taken off...woof. I would have made double that at the firm vs taking time off. Seriously though, congrats on what looks like a very good job.

I think I was like "I could do that" until I read a few posts earlier about digging up 1 foot down and multi-layering gravel and other crap...you lost my interest there haha.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #26
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werd....would have not done anything. Your old driveway didn't look that bad. Am I missing something. New one looks great but the amount of time taken off...woof. I would have made double that at the firm vs taking time off. Seriously though, congrats on what looks like a very good job.
Thanks. I don't work at a firm, the wife and I just break 100K a year, and i think we spend half of it on our BMWs
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #27
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Too cheap to pave driveway. Bought 6000 pavers instead. Pics.

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Thanks! Did you pay to get it topcoated or completely dug out and replaced?

blacktop guys wanted 2900 to put a topcoat.
The road we live on was dirt. Same with the driveways. So all they had to do was grade it and lay down the asphalt. I don't know if that made a difference in price opposed to digging up old blacktop first?


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Old 08-09-2013, 09:56 PM   #28
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Thanks. I don't work at a firm, the wife and I just break 100K a year, and i think we spend half of it on our BMWs
Woah...I don't pull 100k a year...I pull less than that so you are doing better than me (eg see current ride).

Congrats on the current driveway though...it really does look good.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #29
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Woah...I don't pull 100k a year...I pull less than that so you are doing better than me (eg see current ride).

Congrats on the current driveway though...it really does look good.
100K seems like a lot, until you add in mortgage, car loans, student loans, food, kids, more food, more kids, doctor, then I'm left with $4.

Well actually, it has nothing to do with funding, but priorities and rationalization.

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11,900 for my 330xi
11,500 for the wife's X3
less than 5,000 for both of my motorcycles

Driveway was about 10,000 estimated. I couldn't see how a driveway could be so great as to provide the happiness that any of our vehicles have, it just wouldn't work no matter how I tried.

Thanks for the compliments though!

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:55 PM   #30
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Too cheap to pave driveway. Bought 6000 pavers instead. Pics.

That looks amazing! :clap;


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Old 08-10-2013, 12:11 AM   #31
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Re: Too cheap to pave driveway. Bought 6000 pavers instead. Pics.

Looks good....can't believe concrete was so expensive. For a contractor you're looking at like $450 worth of material at best so the rest would have been labor. Pavers usually run 2 to 3 times the cost of concrete by me.

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Old 08-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #32
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how much is a pallet of paving brick......500 brick ?
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #33
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Looks good....can't believe concrete was so expensive. For a contractor you're looking at like $450 worth of material at best so the rest would have been labor. Pavers usually run 2 to 3 times the cost of concrete by me.

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Not likely for concrete?? The concrete company, just to drop 1350 square feet of concrete was over $2000.

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702 bricks per pallet. Prices range from .35/brick up to .95
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #34
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Too cheap to pave driveway. Bought 6000 pavers instead. Pics.

I want to do this to my house but I don't know crap about construction, I know about landscaping tho.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:21 AM   #35
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I want to do this to my house but I don't know crap about construction, I know about landscaping tho.
pay someone a couple thousand to dig it out and remove your old driveway, the rest is landscaping.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #36
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Looks good man! A+
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #37
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Finished the job, updated pics on page 1. If anyone has any questions or is considering this, let me know!
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:14 PM   #38
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Man, would I love to park my car on the everyday!


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Old 09-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #39
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I love the pictures of your house, too.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #40
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I love the pictures of your house, too.
Thanks! Bought it as a little starter home three years ago and have done a complete refurb in and out. Its nice when folks notice. Not sure how I'll emotionally ever move out.
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