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We have a gravel driveway that was constructed approx 1.5 years ago. We are in the state of Kentucky. The topsoil was removed, down approx 8 inches I believe that we put down the larger gravel (#2) as a base, with smaller rock (#4 down to dust) on top. The driveway still is slightly below the grade of the grass on both sides that anytime we get a big rain, it washes out. I have heard several recommendations, but no consensus regarding the best approach and am seeking expert advise. I will go out now and also attach pictures.
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Best approach is to raise the grade of the driveway and grade it so there is a crown in the middle which would make any water drain to the sides

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