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Ramp suggestions please

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jblessing, 20 Dec 2014.

  1. jblessing

    jblessing

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    I would like to drive my 4x4 plus horse trailer off the drive onto my garden so I can turn it around and park back on the drive. Currently the lawn/field I have to drive onto is about 30cm higher than the drive. There is a bit of an earth ramp, so I can get up but it is beginning to get rutted.

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    I guess the current angle of attack is about 30 degrees.

    Ideally I would like to construct a ramp, and maybe extend it onto the drive a bit to make it a bit shallower. Has to be strong enough to take the weight of a large 4x4.

    Any suggestions welcome
     
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    Depends on what you are after. I'd dig off the top soil, leave to one side. Then depending on your final ramp size dig out and area to put in some hardcore. About 150mm should be okay. Put some turf grid back on the surface and reuse your topsoil. Reseed after a while with grass then it'll look fairly similar.
    Just put turf grid into any online bidding site to see what they are. May need to pin the grids depending on your final gradients
     
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    Can't really tell how big the area is but I would get it scraped out with a digger then chuck stone in, wouldn't put any soil back on the stone, it will eventually green over anyway!
     
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