The driveway to our new house goes all the way around the back of the house in a semi-circle, with two entryways from the road. The one closest to the house is narrow–too narrow for the truck and trailer to get through. It is a close call for just the truck. The one at the lower end of the property also had two fence poles, making it difficult if not impossible to get the trailer in from that way. If the road had been a little bit wider so that we could swing out more, we could have made it, but it wasn’t.
Because of all that, we had to hire a guy with a bobcat grader to come and do a little work on the driveway. The first thing he did was take down one of the fence posts and one section of the fence next to the road at the lower end of the driveway. I didn’t get a picture of that because he started before I got there with my camera. He did a great job and now you can’t even tell that there was a fence post there at all, and it gives us room to get the truck and trailer into the driveway without worrying about scraping the side of the trailer.
Blake, the grading guy, skimmed the topsoil from the back of the property to fill in the deep ruts and “squishy” places where we almost got the truck stuck a couple of times while coming up the driveway. Then he used the scraper blade to even it out and make it level.
It didn’t take long for this part of the work to be done, and it really improved the driveway a lot. Now we are waiting for a dump truck load of gravel to be delivered and spread out over this so that it won’t wash away, and we won’t get the trailer stuck when we tow it over to the house.
For now, we are waiting for the rain to stop so the dump truck driver can get out there and get the gravel down. After that happens, we can finally move in!