ribbon driveway DIY
Hope this is the correct forum, did a "driveway" search and the forums that came up were all over the map so I went with old houses: because that's what we have!
We're finally building a garage and therefore, would like to re-do our driveway. Currently it is a gravel drive and performs quite well (done well: graded, recycled asphalt, and then gravel tamped in) but it is MISERABLE to walk on :-). Also, it's a lot of hardscape (it's about 80' long and could be as wide as 40', though we'll scale it down.
So... I'd like to do a "ribbon driveway." You know, the two strips of concrete to drive down, the intervening spaces are filled with gravel, grass, or mulch. However, we'd like to do them a bit differently with parallel concrete pads, 36" concrete pads with 4" mow strips of grass. However, can't find any recommendation for prepping the site, how thick these should be, etc., though I can find many pictures of them. Do you think this could be DIY? (we're doing this in part to save money as well. Realize it will be a lot of forms, but figure we can reuse them over and over again)
Anyone had this done or done something similar yourselves?