Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mushroom Ruins Asphalt

We've had a lot of rain recently. Evidently a mushroom quietly drank a lot of it, then suddenly burst through the edge of our one year old asphalt driveway.

Two things are tremendous about this. First, that the mushroom grew so quickly--we did not notice this damage at 8am, but noticed it at 6pm. Second, that the mushroom was capable of delivering enough hydraulic pressure *and* surviving in order to push out this asphalt.

I wonder if this would have happened if we had managed to seal the driveway first.

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  1. Our Driveway has been sealed and we still have the same problem. Currently looking for solutions.

  2. Seems to be a symptom of the location and the wetness of this year. I have mushrooms growing all along the edge of the driveway now, and many of them have slightly crumbled the edge of the asphalt.

    I wonder if a light coating of vegetation killer along the edge would handle the problem.


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