The New Driveway is Ready for Margaret


After a solid week of mud, cleaning the floors of the house constantly and moving rocks and debris around, the driveway is finished. We widened it by 4 feet, put in two retaining walls and a new pad with 5/8 – foundation gravel. It looks great. The team at Wall Systems, NW could not have been nicer, more professional and greater problem solvers. Thanks to Paul Benedict for walking us through everything from start to finish. If you need retaining walls, these are the guys to go to. I’m happy to send you their info. They are working on a new website so I’ll post it when they finish it up.

Now we have to go pick up our Airstream at the beginning of March. I can’t wait.


4 thoughts on “The New Driveway is Ready for Margaret

  1. Your driveway looks great! I’m a newbie airstream owner—I have a bambi 16ft and a similarly steep driveway down here in Portland. I’m trying to figure out if we can make it work or if we need to rent a parking space off site. Did you have any trouble getting up your driveway slope without scraping?

    • Hi Ryan,

      Yes we did have issues with the steep hill we have and the incline of the driveway we made when we tried parking our Airstream on the outer edge of the driveway. When she popped off our hitch, the hitch dipped so low that we couldn’t get the gitch back on. We need to get a moveable hitch with at least 8 inches of play so we don’t have that problem when we go back to park the trailer again on the edge. Our friend, Paul, came over to help us and we ended up parking the Airstream many more feet to the west, which makes it a lot easier for the trailer connection. Hope this helps. Let me know if you are ever in our area!

      • Thanks Tom! Was the problem you describe experienced with your old driveway pictured above—or with the new one? Our driveway is a lot like your old one. We are exploring re-grading our driveway and also looking into a power dolly—fingers crossed that we’ll figure it out. I’d really like to find a way to make it fit.

  2. Sadly, it’s the new one. We didn’t realize how steep the slope of the street and sidewalk was relative to the driveway we installed. We did remedy the situation by parking Margaret more to the West of the driveway than on the East outer edge like we were hoping. It’s all good. Once construction of the home is finished, we will determine her final position. It is nice to be able to have her parked off the street with access from the house, particularly when loading her up for an adventure. Best of success on your situation. I’d recommend our driveway and rock wall guy here in Seattle, but it may be too far for him, but he was fantastic.

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