Part 1 of 3 – Using Google Maps to help rebuild a 400 ft Driveway.


Rebuilding a 400 ft Driveway from Top Soil and Clay

How Too 3 Part Series

Google Maps can be a real time saver and analysis tools when it comes to driveway rebuilding estimates.

Calculating Gravel Tonage from Acres.

Google Maps has some amazing features that can help the landscaper estimate a project, understand the layout and present a nice visual presentation of the project to get approvals from the customer.

This project introduces Google Maps and the create map overlay to determine the amount of gravel needed in tons for the project.   The the three day project goes over replacing a 21 foot sluice pipe, and installing a 375 ft driveway with about 220 tons of bank run gravel.

We used a John Deere 110 TLB and tested a Bobcat E35 machine.  Personally, after the demoing this unit, I’m looking forward to demoing the John Deere 35E.  A separate video will go over these two machines.

This project took about 3 days, 220 tons of bank run and this is part one of a two part series.


00:00 = Introduction
00:33 = Google Maps Introduction
01:26 = Opening Google Maps
07:08 = Calculating Gravel Tonnage from Acres
08:03 = Painting the driveway before digging
08:27 = On the job overview
09:33 = Installing the sluice pipe
11:54 = Digging out the lower driveway
16:58 = Laying out the fabric on the lower driveway
21:39 = Washing the Bugs off the GMS Truck
22:15 = Beginning of Day 2 of 3
23:31 = Starting the Top of driveway in the fog
25:01 = First load of bank run has arrived
27:14 = Lay Tarp at top of Driveway and dumping Bank run
32:34 = Taking the Bobcat back to the dealer, they can keep it!
33:12 = End of Day 2
34:19 = Day 3 of 3, Finishing the driveway
44:03 = End of Day 3, Project Finished

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  1. From LandPro: John Deere 110 TLB Backhoe
  2. Moritz Trailer
  3. Bobcat E35 Excavator
  4. Adobe Photoshop
  5. Adobe Premiere Pro
  6. Apple Pen / Apple iPad



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