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      10-16-2020 09:16 PM #2651
      Quote Originally Posted by audicoupej View Post
      That’s a lot of concrete! Looks like it’s really coming along. Congratulations on the house and shop.
      Yeah, 8 or so yards a truck, 12 trucks, nearly 100 yards. Concrete is probably $100/yard these days. So a $10k driveway plus labor.
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      10-17-2020 09:39 AM #2652
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Yeah, 8 or so yards a truck, 12 trucks, nearly 100 yards. Concrete is probably $100/yard these days. So a $10k driveway plus labor.
      That's cheap as hell. My driveway is nowhere near that kind of size (small rectangle, maybe three car lengths long and barely two cars wide) and I was quoted $24k for a concrete driveway.

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      10-17-2020 09:55 AM #2653
      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      That's cheap as hell. My driveway is nowhere near that kind of size (small rectangle, maybe three car lengths long and barely two cars wide) and I was quoted $24k for a concrete driveway.
      I was only calculating the cost of the concrete in the driveway. I don't know whether Andy is paying directly for the concrete himself or whether the driveway installer quoted him a complete price including a profit margin for them paying for the concrete. Plus all the labor to grade, put up forms, pour and smooth the concrete and strip the forms. I wouldn't be surprised if that driveway is over $20k.
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      10-17-2020 12:58 PM #2654
      Why is a concrete driveway considered more premium than asphalt?

      In my city you have to pay, no joke, a "luxury tax" on a concrete driveway.

      But I personally prefer asphalt because it's nice and smooth and continuous and I can (and do) sealcoat it every year for peanuts and make it look fresh again? Can't do much with concrete but replace slabs when they crack, but then you have mismatching slabs.

      Not knocking concrete, just not understanding why it's considered more premium than asphalt.

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      10-17-2020 01:14 PM #2655
      I would guess they are cooler in southern sun.
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      10-17-2020 01:16 PM #2656
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      Why is a concrete driveway considered more premium than asphalt?

      In my city you have to pay, no joke, a "luxury tax" on a concrete driveway.

      But I personally prefer asphalt because it's nice and smooth and continuous and I can (and do) sealcoat it every year for peanuts and make it look fresh again? Can't do much with concrete but replace slabs when they crack, but then you have mismatching slabs.

      Not knocking concrete, just not understanding why it's considered more premium than asphalt.
      it holds up better than asphalt when doing driveway burnouts and donuts
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      10-17-2020 01:17 PM #2657
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      I would guess they are cooler in southern sun.
      Are they though? I feel like standing on white concrete reflecting all the heat back at you is hotter, asphalt at least acts like a heat sink.

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      10-17-2020 01:27 PM #2658
      Try a Phoenix AZ parking lot in August. The heat radiating off a black parking lot is like being in an oven.
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      10-17-2020 01:56 PM #2659
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      Why is a concrete driveway considered more premium than asphalt?

      In my city you have to pay, no joke, a "luxury tax" on a concrete driveway.

      But I personally prefer asphalt because it's nice and smooth and continuous and I can (and do) sealcoat it every year for peanuts and make it look fresh again? Can't do much with concrete but replace slabs when they crack, but then you have mismatching slabs.

      Not knocking concrete, just not understanding why it's considered more premium than asphalt.
      Asphalt is porous, asphalt is damaged more easily than concrete.
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      10-17-2020 02:15 PM #2660
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      I wouldn't be surprised if that driveway is over $20k.
      Just over $22k

      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      I would guess they are cooler in southern sun.
      This, but they do reflect a lot of heat as mentioned earlier. My main reason for choosing concrete over asphalt is that I only want to do this once. Asphalt requires much more maintenance and repaves.

      *Another big reason is that in the heat, a floor jack will sink into asphalt. There may be times where I'll need to use a jack or jack stands in the driveway.
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      10-17-2020 02:30 PM #2661
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Just over $22k



      This, but they do reflect a lot of heat as mentioned earlier. My main reason for choosing concrete over asphalt is that I only want to do this once. Asphalt requires much more maintenance and repaves.

      *Another big reason is that in the heat, a floor jack will sink into asphalt. There may be times where I'll need to use a jack or jack stands in the driveway.
      Man, I cannot wait to see this place.
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      10-17-2020 04:02 PM #2662
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Man, I cannot wait to see this place.
      Me too.

      Here's a picture from a couple minutes ago. They already relief-cut the entire driveway this morning in hundreds of places. I am just glad that we are to this point in the build. It has seemed like forever, starting April 1st, pushing through a pandemic.

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      10-17-2020 04:43 PM #2663
      Looks positively bucolic. Took us 11 months to build our house from first breaking ground to move in. The plans themselves took 5 months. So it was virtually 16 months from when we started to finish.
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      10-17-2020 05:08 PM #2664
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      This, but they do reflect a lot of heat as mentioned earlier. My main reason for choosing concrete over asphalt is that I only want to do this once.
      You're gonna epoxy coat it with some sparkling flakes though, right?

      RIGHT?!

      Don't let me down, brosef.

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      10-17-2020 05:09 PM #2665
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      You're gonna epoxy coat it with some sparkling flakes though, right?
      Duh.
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      10-17-2020 05:21 PM #2666
      nice man!

      will the porta potty stay at that location?
      welcome to the layer cake

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      10-17-2020 07:28 PM #2667
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      will the porta potty stay at that location?
      It is long way from the house to the road.
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      10-17-2020 11:11 PM #2668
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Me too.

      Here's a picture from a couple minutes ago. They already relief-cut the entire driveway this morning in hundreds of places. I am just glad that we are to this point in the build. It has seemed like forever, starting April 1st, pushing through a pandemic.

      That's going to require a serious SS driver to leave strips that long.
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      10-18-2020 07:51 AM #2669
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Me too.

      Here's a picture from a couple minutes ago. They already relief-cut the entire driveway this morning in hundreds of places. I am just glad that we are to this point in the build. It has seemed like forever, starting April 1st, pushing through a pandemic.

      Looks like a great spot. Concrete seems much more in keeping with the vibe of the place than asphalt if nothing else. The main thing keeping me from paving my bluestone drive is that it just doesn't "go" with the feel of the property. So I guess I'll keep launching blue stone from my snowblower now that I know how much concrete is.

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      10-19-2020 10:11 AM #2670
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Me too.

      Here's a picture from a couple minutes ago. They already relief-cut the entire driveway this morning in hundreds of places. I am just glad that we are to this point in the build. It has seemed like forever, starting April 1st, pushing through a pandemic.

      That looks fantastic! Congrats!

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      10-19-2020 10:52 AM #2671
      That's amazing!

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      It is long way from the house to the road.
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      10-19-2020 11:03 AM #2672
      That's the guard house. He is going to put up a gate to keep out the riff-raff.
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      10-19-2020 01:45 PM #2673
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      I do, but I'd prefer not to post them en masse. The house is actually a pre-fabricated house from a company in Asheville called Deltec. It's a high performance home designed specifically for efficiency and solar (which is being installed after the driveway cures next week).

      www.deltechomes.com

      My house is the "Solar Farmhouse"

      https://www.deltechomes.com/renew-co...lar-farmhouse/
      That is awesome! Where did you decide to build? I doubt I could afford a build that extensive, but we're needing to get a property better suited for our dogs and need to get something with a yard. Looking at Cumminng maybe Buford.
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      10-19-2020 01:48 PM #2674
      I can Tetris one more in.


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      10-19-2020 06:09 PM #2675
      Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
      That's the guard house. He is going to put up a gate to keep out the riff-raff.
      I thought he was the riff raff.

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