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Old 02-07-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We're buying a house with a driveway that's partially gravel. What's the best method of snow removal for this type of surface?
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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The sun......it'll melt eventually
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Removal the old fashion way.
SHOVEL!
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I have that too, altho eventually I'll get it paved with pavers. Mine is a south facing slope so just getting a little of the gravel exposed makes the melt happen pretty fast even when the temps don't rise above freezing.

I shovel it. My understanding is snowblowers are a bad idea because the gravel will ruin them. A blade on a tractor would work, but to me that is more trouble than it is worth and the exercise of shoveling is better.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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There are snowblowers with rubber blades that supposedly work better on gravel. Our solution - drive over it until it melts. we shoveled once this year. Our drive is about 180 feet long.
Took a long time even with a passel of kids. The shovel keeps hitting rocks and stopping suddenly (ouch).
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