How To Build A Driveway Ramp
An Easy DIY Steep Driveway Fix For Low Cars
A customer recently wrote us to share a workaround he used to apply a single kit of Curb Ramp™ to a two car wide driveway curb. We thought we’d share this customer’s steep driveway solution, should some of our other potential customers find it useful.
This customer owns a low car and house with a particularly steep concrete curb leading up to his house. Instead of continuing to bottom out his car and pay expensive repairs, he wanted to build a homemade curb bridge to smooth out his entrance. After returning several expensive and ill-fitting premade rubber driveway ramps, the customer decided to try Curb Ramp. Following our installation instructions, he performed a dry run, to make sure he had enough material for his rolled curb. During this process, he realized his one kit would not fill the entire 18 ft gutter. With no funds available to order a second kit, he discovered a workaround. Instead of a single ramp spanning the entire entrance, he created two smaller sections to accommodate his car tires only. He has graciously shared the steps he took as well as some tips from his workaround.
- Determine where to apply the material. Pull up your car to your driveway and measure a foot on either side of the tires. Use painter’s tape (or something similar) to mark your install lines. Check to make sure the spacing will fit all your home vehicles. (If you’re using one kit, each section will be about 3 ½ ft wide for each tire.)
- Cut two pieces of substrate to fit your ramp sections, so you can remove them later as you please.
- Perform the steps shown in the video on how to make a removable driveway ramp to mix and install the two ramp segments. Remember to reduce or taper the edges of each so you don’t have any hard angles.
This could be a great DIY option for those on a budget to make a driveway curb ramp for their car to prevent further costly damage as a result of scraping, bottoming out etc. While we understand this setup requires a little more planning, we could see this appealing to many people. And though we have not yet tested it ourselves, we will definitely consider this solution for future projects.