1 GREAT TIP FOR MUDDY DRIVEWAYS
I enjoyed your article on page 26 of the July issue (Down on the Farm, about laying a farm track).
I received some valuable advice when I created my farm roads. I was recommended to lay mud cloth which I obtained from Permathene in Auckland. It was relatively inexpensive and prevents the aggregate from sinking and mud from oozing up.
I used crushed concrete which compacted very well and in many places the fines set like concrete because of the cement content. A friend whom I recommended to follow this advice didn’t and now one year later is having to add aggregate in high traffic and wet areas. This time he will lay mud cloth first. Wayne Mccarthy, Auckland