What is the best way to manage water runoff and control the washout of soil around my concrete driveway? ?

This area of the driveway was built up approximately 8 inches above the natural grade to make leveling the RV easier.  However, now the water that drains off slab is washing out the soil we used to build up the slab height.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    you have an erosion issue. Back fill with native dirt and plant native vegetation or grass so the roots of the plants hold the soil in place.

  • 1 month ago

    you could also dig a bit and then mortar in a line of concrete block, two block high.  that'll work fine until storm surge or creek overflow undermines that, too -- grampa In florida  [btw, where are you?]

  • 1 month ago

    Fresh dirt and vegetation.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You are too sandy.  Add about 4" of good dirt and plant grass to hold the soil. If you are in desert, some large gravel (2-3") looks good, or just some of the local dirt. You appear to have a good slope so there is no  ditch involved.  Just spread out the dirt with a tractor and level in up a bit and plant the grass.  Local dirt guy/nurseryman can do this easy.  You need to landscape your yard.  Pay the guy for the number of yards of dirt he will use so that he will use plenty.  if you pay him a set amount, he will cut back on the number of yards of dirt and you will end up with it not looking right.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Mortar in some dressed/broken paving slabs on edge

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    put a line or two of rocks along it to slow the run-off ???   Railroad ties ???

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