Crushed concrete on driveway?

Every spring I run into the problem of a dirt driveway that turns to mud. The mud can get as deep as Two 3 feet deep. Luckily I have a four wheat drive truck. But not everyone does.
I have been told that putting crushed concrete is a good and cheap way to take care of this situation. My driveway is about 400 feet long. Is there anything I could use with the crushed concrete to take better care of this problem. I’m not wealthy so I am looking for a cheap fix.

5 Comments on “Crushed concrete on driveway?

  1. place where i used to work had the back lot covered with old asphalt not real smooth but better than what was just ground. they scraped the lot brought in ground up used asphalt and then had it rolled sown. i have never heard of crushed concrete for a driveway but coarse crushed gravel will work

  2. crushed concrete will work great, but similar to the last post, you should scrape it down first, get the loos stuff off, cuz when the spring comes, traffic will just push the concrete down into it, now you have thicker mud, so scrape, put down as much as you can, roll it, of course roll when you reach 6 then add more, then roll, etc, im sure if you are patient, and put the word out, you could get the concrete crush for free, someone may be looking to get rid of some, asphalt crush will work too, concrete is just harder and will last longer

  3. Crushed Limestone….and the fabric to go underneath, without the fabric, limestone sinks in the mud.Sizes like 1/4 to zero is around $300 for twelve yards.

    Or if you can get it….River Sand….When river sand gets wet, it gets like cement.

  4. Yes, the crushed concrete will be just like using gravel. To make it better you should do some prep work before spreading the crushed concrete. Shape the road with a slight crown in it and rent a compactor to help solidify the ground before the crushed concrete is applied. If you have a lot of clay in the soil, spread some sand down to mix with the clay so it isn’t so fluid when it gets wet. Finally realize that the material you lay down is going to get ruts and pot holes in it for a while. If you have an area you can stockpile some extra material, then get some extra crushed concrete to fill them in when they come up.

  5. No, not a good idea.
    Crushed concrete can be used to fill in gulleys and wash out areas but not for a driveway. Crushed concrete can and will have sharp edges. This could destroy the tires on your truck.
    You need a good base of #2 crushed limestone and no it is not free. You first grade the top Eight 10 of dirt and slope the drive to each side. then bring in the #2 limestone for a base. Drive on this base for a few months or longer – then have #53 limestone (smaller rocks) brought in to top in off when you can afford it.