How wide is a standard double car driveway?

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  1. Scarpozzi

    Scarpozzi Lifer

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    I'm wanting to add a driveway to the back of my house and I'm trying to get an extremely rough estimate on how much pavestone I need. I figure I need the driveway to be 32 feet long at least.....but how wide should it be? I'm thinking about 16 feet? Thanks....
     
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    It should be wide enough to fit 2 cars side by side on it :)
     
  3. arcenite

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    Twice the width of a standard car driveway
     
  4. EyeMWing

    EyeMWing Banned

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    Wrong. A single car driveway has no accounting for opening the doors. For a double car driveway you have to leave enough space to open the doors between the vehicles.
     
  5. alkemyst

    alkemyst No Lifer

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    wider than my ruler, a meter stick and even the two combined.
     
  6. arcenite

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    OMGGOBLOWAHORSE
     
  7. TwinkleToes77

    TwinkleToes77 Diamond Member

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    I could go out and measure my driveway for ya.... but im too lazy.. and my driveway is kinda too narrow for 2 cars if we dont park just right we hit each others car getting in and out of the doors.
     
  8. nakedfrog

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    Break out a measuring tape and open your cars doors, then take a measurement :p
     
  9. Scarpozzi

    Scarpozzi Lifer

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    Thus, I asked the question. I figured someone might have an idea. Anyone can multiply the width of a driveway by 2. :p I just need a number I can base my approximate pavestone needs off from so I know how much money I'm going to be spending. Thanks-
     
  10. arcenite

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    A quick google says a two car driveway should not be any less than 16ft in width (10ft for a single car, BOOYA EYEMWING)
     
  11. woowoo

    woowoo Platinum Member

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    20 feet.
    Give it some room.....
     
  12. alkemyst

    alkemyst No Lifer

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    yeah he is a tard.
     
  13. Scarpozzi

    Scarpozzi Lifer

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    I may shoot for 18-20....which makes me wonder how much pavestone I'm going to get stuck having to buy... I guess we'll see if I can get it for free or at cost through some "connections". :cool:
     
  14. MikeyIs4Dcats

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    your double garage door is 16' wide, so just add however many feet your preference is to each side.
     
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    alkemyst No Lifer

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    it's doubtful with whatever 'connections' that you'd be given about 400 sq ft of pavestone for free. I would shoot for at least 600 sq ft myself if even a modest driveway.