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Need help!! PVC fence before driveway or after it's done?

Need help!! PVC fence before driveway or after it's done?

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Old 04-02-18, 05:41 PM
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Need help!! PVC fence before driveway or after it's done?

we are getting our driveway done with blacktop. We have a detached garage so we want to put up a fence with a car gate witch run right over the driveway that's 32 feet wide. Right now we only have dirt since they haven't come to lay the blacktop yet. So do we put the wooden 4x4 post with cement before the blacktop then put the pvc sleeve over after the blacktopa down. Or do I put the wood post and the pvc sleeve before the blacktop. Will the blacktop melt the post? Or should we just do the wood post. I'm so confused please help
 
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Old 04-02-18, 06:09 PM
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Where confused to, picture may help.
What's a car gate?
Why would you even need any form of a gate in front of a garage, I can see that royal pain to deal with?
What gate is going to span 32', even two 16' gates with a 4 X 4 post is not going to work.
Why would you be setting post where the blacktop is?
 
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Old 04-02-18, 06:45 PM
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I don't know how to post picture but our driveway is long and we have no grass on the driveway. Should I put the post in before they come to put the blacktop down?
 
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Old 04-02-18, 06:49 PM
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Pic of driveway

we have to put a fence with car gate from our Neighbors fence to our house
 
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Old 04-03-18, 02:42 AM
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How close to the blacktop will the post be? What is the purpose of the gate? as Joe stated, I can see having to open/close the gate to get to the garage as being a royal pain ..... or will it have an automatic opener?
 
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Old 04-03-18, 05:32 AM
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We don't park in the garage. We will park before the fence. The post will be in the black top. My question is do I put the posts before they put the blacktop or wait till after
 
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Install the post before paving. Otherwise, you will have a patch job to do when you do install the post. Just the post. Install the sleeve after paving.
 

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Although I would never want a fence in my front yard, let alone blocking my driveway (unless I had a mansion, acres of land, and the gate was automatic), to answer your question...posts first, then blacktop, then PVC sleeves.
 
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Old 04-03-18, 08:35 AM
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I'll go the opposite, installing a post prior to installing the drive is going to be a PITA for the installers.

I'd wait till the drive has cured, cut a hole in the blacktop, dig my post and then bring concrete to the top!
 
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Old 04-03-18, 08:59 AM
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I'll go the opposite, installing a post prior to installing the drive is going to be a PITA for the installers.
If they don't charge more because of the posts, then so what?

I'd wait till the drive has cured, cut a hole in the blacktop, dig my post and then bring concrete to the top!
I actually kind of like that idea.
 
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