Rebuilding a Limestone Driveway and adding French Drain to protect the Garage.


In this exciting project, we take on a challenging driveway rebuild project using our trusty John Deere 110 TLB Backhoe and 323E Skid Steer. The driveway had a significant hump that needed removal to improve the slope and manage water runoff effectively from the highway. To achieve this, we used the versatile Erskine Soil Conditioner for precise grading and finished the job with a layer of Crusher Run Limestone, ensuring a solid and smooth surface.

But we didn’t stop there. To protect the garage and prevent future flooding, we installed a French drain, an essential addition for managing excess water and maintaining the driveway’s integrity. This comprehensive rebuild not only enhances the driveway’s functionality but also boosts its durability and aesthetics.

Throughout the video, you’ll see the John Deere 110 TLB Backhoe and John Deere 323E Skid Steer in action, showcasing their efficiency and power in handling heavy-duty tasks. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional in land management, this video provides valuable insights and techniques for effective driveway reconstruction.

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This project took about 2 days including hauling material to the job site.


00:00 Introduction
00:53 Swaping Buckets
02:10 Digging French Drain
03:37 Removing Material – Custom saves if we can keep the materials on site vs hauling away
07:00 Install 50 Feet of 4 Inch Black Pipe fro French Drain
07:34 Hooking up an Erskin Soil Conditioner for grading and leveling
09:07 Using the marked white lines we exapnd the driveway and change grade
11:09 Removing the excess materials
Dumpng crushed CR#2 for drainage
12:01 Cleaning up French drain for daylight exit
12:27 Bring in Limestone for 3″ top and leveling
13:14 After first packing, we wet the limestone and then manual tamp
Final Before and After Shots

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  2. John Deere 323E Skidsteer
  3. Erskin Soil Conditionor
  4. Moritz Dump Trailer
  5. Weber Tamp
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