Log Home Driveway

The last element of finishing the exterior of the log home is the driveway. When we began excavation we first scraped the topsoil off of the driveway. Then we took some of the clean fill that was dug out of the crawlspace and spread it on the driveway to establish a very solid base. Also of course this helped to reduce the amount of fill that had to be hauled away.

august 17th driveway

Here we see the driveway shortly after the dryin of the cabin was completed. Once all of the heavy delivery trucks and the backhoe work was completed we took a few days and rolled in a solid gravel base on top of the rough grade of the driveway.

august 17th log home driveway

This material is a mix of larger gravel and smaller gravel and some materials as fine as sand. This is called ‘road mix’. The driveway was built up by about 4 to 6 inches above the ground level. To perform this work a dump truck, bull dozer, and packer (machine with large roller) were utilized.

august 17th log home driveway to road

Now It is ready to black top next summer. Meanwhile we also have a very smooth gravel surface to drive on for the remainder of the winter.  Driveways are an important part of insuring easy access to the log home no matter what time of year it is. Even though the drive is not that long, it still was an important investment of time and money.

Cowboy Log Homes

Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. *Please note floor plans may differ some from photo or elevation. The level of log shell pre-cutting depends on what customer orders.