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Old 05-18-20, 01:18 PM
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No turn around sign

Getting my passive/aggressive on.

I am SO freaking tired of people pulling around in my driveway. We live on a street that is perhaps 3/4 mile long or so maybe a little less. You cannot see the circle until you hit the top of the hill in front of my drive. As a result I have between 2-10 cars and trucks turning around on the end of the driveway a day. The end of my driveway is crumbling as a result of it, and along with other damage we are looking to have it re-poured. It ain't cheap at all.

I see these signs for ~$15 that mount on a pole for the driveway, or on the mail box post. I am almost positive that people will just ignore it and continue to do so.
Unfortunately land mines are frowned upon for this type usage....
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Old 05-18-20, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Getting my passive/aggressive on.

I am SO freaking tired of people pulling around in my driveway. We live on a street that is perhaps 3/4 mile long or so maybe a little less. You cannot see the circle until you hit the top of the hill in front of my drive. As a result I have between 2-10 cars and trucks turning around on the end of the driveway a day. The end of my driveway is crumbling as a result of it, and along with other damage we are looking to have it re-poured. It ain't cheap at all.

I see these signs for ~$15 that mount on a pole for the driveway, or on the mail box post. I am almost positive that people will just ignore it and continue to do so.
Unfortunately land mines are frowned upon for this type usage....
My neighbor got tired of the same thing... the trash truck would turn around using her driveway... ruined the transition ramp from the street... cracked and broken. She took two approaches. She put up short poles on either side of the drive and put a chain across. OK, hassle for the home owner. Well, when she wants quick in and out, she puts out cones. Blocks the drive with those. Yes, she has to get out of her car to move the cones... But as you say, who is going to read the signs.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
My neighbor got tired of the same thing... the trash truck would turn around using her driveway... ruined the transition ramp from the street... cracked and broken. She took two approaches. She put up short poles on either side of the drive and put a chain across. OK, hassle for the home owner. Well, when she wants quick in and out, she puts out cones. Blocks the drive with those. Yes, she has to get out of her car to move the cones... But as you say, who is going to read the signs.
It's funny in that the first comment I made to the wife about it was to put up a couple of poles and a chain....She is NOT with that idea.....

























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Old 05-18-20, 02:47 PM
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The other aspect that is a bother is that it's eating up my front camera every time they turn around. I have my motion to a point on the driveway so I can know and literally put a leg on before deliveries come to the door, etc. It's so frustrating when people don't honor private property. /getoffmylawn
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Old 05-18-20, 03:00 PM
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I can’t say how that problem is fixed here. I would get banned.
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The only person who does it regularly is my next door neighbor in one of his three dually pickups he uses to haul RVs.
It leaves lots of tire marks due to turning them when the truck is not moving.
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Leave a car at the end of the driveway ?, they can’t turn around and you can get out without using cones, etc....
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Old 05-18-20, 03:31 PM
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Most cracks/destruction from just cars are caused by poorly installed driveways or less by using salt instead of sand on it during the winter. Hire a good professional driveway contractor if you replace it and that can help with your now more than obvious frustration attitude. Also if there isn’t already a dead end sign at the beginning of the street….that can help.
eta..Personally i wouldn’t buy a home at the dead end point of a street with no proper turn around, that doesn’t have a dead end sign at the beginning of the street and especially if you can’t see the end when turning on it like yours.
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We have a similar situation but the funny thing is we're not a cul de sac nor a dead end. We're on a 3 mile long "boulevard" and yet for some reason people pick our driveway way more than our neighbors. It may be because we have the widest and deepest. And same thing with my camera getting tripped by almost every car than turns here. I'm just glad we have an abrupt entry so most of these cars make loud scraping sounds to my delight.
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Old 05-18-20, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post

Man, if only.
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Old 05-18-20, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
Most cracks/destruction from just cars are caused by poorly installed driveways or less by using salt instead of sand on it during the winter. Hire a good professional driveway contractor if you replace it and that can help with your now more than obvious frustration attitude. Also if there isn’t already a dead end sign at the beginning of the street….that can help.
eta..Personally i wouldn’t buy a home at the end point of a street that doesn’t have a dead end sign at the beginning or especially if you can’t see the end when turning on it like yours.
I suppose among your many talents you are a grading expert and have worked with concrete companies in reference to loading and traffic?

I thought not. Take that bull**** down the street.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Take that bull**** down the street.
perhaps you already own the market on that! i stand by what i wrote about car usage and the "crumbling" of a driveway!
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I can’t say how that problem is fixed here. I would get banned.
tannerite. amirite?
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perhaps you already own the market on that! i stand by what i wrote about car usage and the "crumbling" of a driveway!
I think that you're correct about poor quality concrete work. If the underlying dirt substrate is not properly compressed and a sufficient gravel layer to support the concrete is not there, it's going to settle and crack. That's why there's often a small triangle of concrete on each side of the driveway where it meets the road. You can easily replace the small triangle if it crumbles.
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Lol, we should change the name of the place to Bike Forums and concrete experts. I had no idea. Are either of you available to come offer your expert opinion as a counter offer to the professional I have already had here to look? Can y'all cut me a deal on the trucks?
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Perhaps you need some 3D driveway art to fool away the turners. No one wants to drive into a hole.




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You could ask the local DOT to install a sign at the entrance to your street that says Dead End or something along those lines.

The alternative is to modify the entrance to be discouraging. In west Texas they put gateways over their driveways that hint entry might not be advisable.
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I used to come home a couple times a year to find someone stuck in the ditch next to my grass pull-in, it was too annoying to really mow lower and so I didn't; I would help them get out, loan a phone and a couple times even gave a gallon of gas. I get that it can get annoying but honestly so is getting to the end of a street and finding you have to turn around, at which point I'd probably use your driveway and I wouldn't care about your sign either. Guess I'm one of the awful ones but a car turning around in the end of your driveway doesn't harm anything and seems goofy to get uptight over.
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What about an electric gate? You just push a button to leave. Maybe stone or concrete pillars on each side that make it a little narrower, or at least look narrower.
Wide enough for you to go out straight, but no lead in angles at the edges. I have seen concrete posts that would block a car from fitting into a bike path, but they can be lowered to get in an ambulance or a police car. Could be made remote control. It would seem to me also to be very expensive.

Maybe a huge cannon in the yard aiming at the right place? With a sign that says pressure plates in driveway fire cannon. I'd go for the cannon.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Lol, we should change the name of the place to Bike Forums and concrete experts. I had no idea. Are either of you available to come offer your expert opinion as a counter offer to the professional I have already had here to look? Can y'all cut me a deal on the trucks?
​​​​​​Amazing how your property being damaged by others is your fault.

"If you'd only had your driveway built like an interstate highway, you wouldn't have this problem", says the person turning around in your driveway in their crew cab dually work truck.
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BTW, most concrete driveways here have a ledge where that driveway meets the concrete street. Heavy vehicles going quickly over that ledge of concrete hammer that ledge. You can see it here as the ledges crack away at the driveways that experience heavy abuse.
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I grew up in rural Connecticut, our driveway was a hill up to the road. I remember being a fairly young kid, somebody turned around in our driveway in the winter and got stuck in the snow and ice. It took them hours to get unstuck.
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​​​​​​Amazing how your property being damaged by others is your fault..
or the fault of whoever put in the driveway....
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tannerite. amirite?
maybe, I dunno
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