Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/22/20 8:54 p.m.

The house I'm renting has a dirt driveway.  It's north Florida sticky sand crap. When it rains it splashes up and sticks halfway up the bodywork of the car.  It sticks to everything and getting all over the interior of the car. Plus im one of those freaks that like to keep my junk clean and dragging a hose around in this is miserable.  I know im going to end up scratching the crap out if the paint. It's almost inevitable.  


The landlord is not likely to allow me to do any permanent work like pavers or concrete. 


Anybody got any ideas on a non permanent solution? It's really frustrating me. 

mr2s2000elise Dork
4/22/20 9:06 p.m.

Is moving to another property an option? 

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/22/20 9:08 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Not currently no.  

RevRico PowerDork
4/22/20 9:11 p.m.

Harbor freight portable garage? 

Wouldn't do much to prevent mud around the vehicle, but should keep the rain from splashing it up onto the vehicles

nderwater UltimaDork
4/22/20 9:13 p.m.

Pavers or concrete could improve the value and rentability of the house. Can’t hurt to ask, particularly if you can ensure it’s installed well.

914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/22/20 9:28 p.m.

Roll an inch of crusher run on top?  Cheap, Landlord may not notice.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/22/20 9:33 p.m.

Lay a couple sheets of drywall down to park on? It'll probably get broken & turn to muck quickly, but at least it's cheap & easy to replace. 

noodle GRM+ Memberand Reader
4/22/20 9:50 p.m.

How about a big square of astro turf?


Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/22/20 9:51 p.m.

I was thinking that actually. 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/22/20 9:55 p.m.

I use 3/4 inch plywood sheets in my driveway. Three make a nice platform for almost anything. Exterior grade obviously.

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/23/20 1:33 a.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

I wonder if they'll allow that. Maybe covered with astro turf...

914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/23/20 7:01 a.m.

When my bathroom was remodeled, I used this on the floor before the tiles went down.  Roll it on your plywood and you may triple its life.

oldopelguy (Forum Supporter)
oldopelguy (Forum Supporter) UberDork
4/23/20 8:35 a.m.

You might be able to rake it smooth,  rent a packer kinda smooth, add a layer of stones, pack them smooth, and then put down a layer of patio sealer. 

Otherwise, maybe go old school 50s style and pour concrete in two strips then grass in between? You could form that much up with 2x6s, and a pair of 2' wide strips will only run @$10/foot in concrete. You probably won't be reimbursed by the landlord, but you won't be out a lot except time and done well it can look good. 

nimblemotorsports Reader
4/23/20 10:56 p.m.

I laid astroturf all over at the barn, it works great, just minor work to keep the weeds that popup around edges and holes.   I got it free, old football field.

It is not cheap if you don't find it used.  indoor/outdoor carpet same idea, can find that used sometimes also.   Otherwise, gravel, don't get pea gravel get crushed rock, 3/8 so  you can walk  on it.


84FSP SuperDork
4/24/20 9:49 a.m.

Crushed rock should be cheap and improve value.  

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/24/20 10:57 a.m.

Have used straw before in a pinch. If you put grass seed under it, it may actually grow a little and help.

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