Strip tarmac from driveway and repair concrete?

25 Jun 2009
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United Kingdom

My father-in-law's drive is tarmac over a concrete base and it looks like the concrete has started to crack as the tarmac is split and crumbling in a few places.

He doesn't want to pay to get the job done professionally and is planning to DIY it by stripping off the tarmac and then laying down a new concrete layer in sections to cope with the concrete expanding.

The drive has a flat section at the top about 2 car lengths, and a sloped section about 1:5 gradient that is just over 1 car length.

He's asked me for advice but I wouldn't know where to start ...

So, any chance you guys could explain if this plan is possible/insane?

What depth of concrete should be used to re-lay the drive?

What mix to use for a drive?

What additives etc?

Many thanks,

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