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3D House of Potholes

11 May

Off with winter and onto summer..at least for tires. We might need bigger tires for the car though..ever since a pothole opened up on our driveway..
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…it happened at the spot above the culvert where 2 smaller pieces make the pipe..well, part of one of the pipes gave way and we are left with a 2×2 hole which drops 3 feet. Yikes..we don’t want to hit it or we might never get out!

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..I may take a stab at temporarily fixing it up this weekend..I know it is something I will have to do, and soon. Going to try digging down around the area and reinforcing the culvert with some ‘things’..might be a combo of steel and metal..not sure yet..For now we straddle the pothole when driving in and out.

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Sure…a proper culvert would fix this right up…if anyone has one they want to donate feel free to send it over. ;)

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7 Comments

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Construction

 

7 responses to “3D House of Potholes

  1. jambaloney

    May 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    YIKES!!!!!

    if i find a culvert – i will send it over!!

    might i suggest you get a couple of old tires and cut the sidewalls off, cut a chunk out of the remainder and make a sleeve to couple teh culverts, than put a few flat rocks on topand tehn dirt – should hold far a while ..

    good luck – that sucks!!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      May 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      that is a GREAT suggestion! thanks Jambaloney! Yeah, it really is nasty!

       
      • jambaloney

        May 26, 2012 at 5:36 am

        forgot to check back – did the tires work are, better yet, did the culvert fairy come visit?

        lots of lots here that used to have houses, but all that is left are the entrances with culverts and flat rocks… my stepdad would have gone to one in the middle of the night and, well… just a suggestion ;-))

         
  2. Robin

    May 15, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Wow that is a big hole.

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      May 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

      hehe..yes, we have been working on it for years! Had my buddy pick up his trailer on the weekend..he nearly drove into it even though I warned him of the tunnel to the center of the earth.

       
  3. Shim Farm (@ShimFarm)

    May 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

    That is a PITA, we sympathize, having been there, done that. I like Jam’s idea. Hope you’ve managed to patch things up.

     

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