I need wise Doper’s help. I need to find a source for heavy duty grid or grating to widen the mouth of my driveway.
My driveway is an easement between two properties, and is narrow, and off a narrow road with deep ditches on either side. On one side of the entrance is a super-tidy place that has a decorative section of fence protecting their shrubs. Fence isn’t going anywhere. On the other side there is a ditch running along side the driveway that intersects with the road ditch. On the other side of the driveway ditch there’s another fence that also isn’t going anywhere. There’s a culvert running under the entrance to the driveway, of course.
I have horses, and I pull a 25’ gooseneck trailer w/ an F-250 (extended cab, 8’ bed) that has the turning radius of a battleship. I can just get it in the driveway with some jockeying, but it’s a royal PITA. Going out isn’t much better. I’m trying to find someone to get me an extra 2 or 3 ft on that ditch side. I’ve contacted 2 masons, who sort of look at me and scratch their heads. One got back to me w/ a 3k estimate and a plan for making a whole concrete extension, I haven’t heard yet from the other guy. All I really want is something like a small version of a cattle guard or the grating over sewer drains.
So, am I talking to the right kind of specialty person?
And where might I get a chunk of heavy grate like that? Google is not helping me much, I keep getting link to Chinese manufacturers. I live in S.E TN, Chattanooga-ish.