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- Suggestion A: I use a landscape rake in a similar fashion about once
every other month or so. Two passes up each side (rake angled in) and one pass down the
middle to re-spread the mounded gravel. No ripple problems.
- Suggestion B: Something that may work better to flatten a gravel drive
is a grid of steel or hardwood that is weighted down with junk that you drag behind you to
level the gravel out.
- Suggestion C: Use a box scraper. This does a good job of keeping
ripples out of the road, but does not allow you to move the gravel back onto the road from
the edges. I've found that one pass with an angled grader blade, then another pass with
the box scraper gives excellent results.
- Suggestion A: Some townships here in Illinois will
accept responsibility for maintaining roads as long as they are first brought up to their
standards. You would incur a one time charge for improvements, then are relieved of the
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