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      05-18-2018, 05:53 AM   #1
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New patch of tarmac on dropped kerb

The council have come round this morning and patched up the dropped kerb pavement outside my house where the tarmac was starting to break up.

Unfortunately, my car is on the drive and I need to get it out at some point today.

Is it alright to drive over it? How long should I leave it? Didn't see the contractors doing it so couldn't ask.
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      05-18-2018, 06:03 AM   #2
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It will make dents in the fresh laid stuff so providing you are ok with the ruts forevermore, carry on

24 hrs should be ok
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      05-18-2018, 06:16 AM   #3
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lay a wide plank of wood over it and drive on the wood to spread the load.
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      05-18-2018, 07:19 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

I've taken a look, because it's only half across the drive, I reckon I can get out without going over it. The mrs, probably not so much....

Will leave it for 24 hours or so.
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      05-18-2018, 09:40 AM   #5
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Drive away and then if itís damaged get them to do it again. They didnít warn you not to drive on it nor did they take regard for the fact you may have needed out when they would have seen your car on the drive.
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Drive away and then if itís damaged get them to do it again. They didnít warn you not to drive on it nor did they take regard for the fact you may have needed out when they would have seen your car on the drive.
What a bundle of joy you are this afternoon.
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Do you all have large lumps of wood you can simply place over it? I know I do but if you asked my parents, my neighbours or a good number of people the answer would be no.
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What a bundle of joy you are this afternoon.
It was a little tongue in cheek meaning that it's highly unlikely any damage will be caused by just driving over it. Parking on it for an extended period would be different. When they patch pot holes with tar the cars can drive over immediately.
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It was a little tongue in cheek meaning that it's highly unlikely any damage will be caused by just driving over it. Parking on it for an extended period would be different. When they patch pot holes with tar the cars can drive over immediately.
Just having a friendly dig mate
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      05-18-2018, 11:54 PM   #10
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I had to leave my car on the drive for 3 days while the council sorted ours. Day 3 I fabricated some ramps but they were not strong enough and one of the seams broke. The car being a lowered e92 at the time didn't take well to this. I managed to get it back on to the drive and luckily I was on leave anyway. Scraps of wood is a good idea. You can drive on it within a few hours of it being laid. Sand is another option as is shingle. Just make sure it is strong.
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