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How Do You Keep a Dumpster From Damaging Your Driveway? –

A dumpster in your driveway can be a great convenience when renovating or cleaning out the garage. But if it’s not positioned correctly, that same dumpster can seriously damage your concrete or asphalt driveway. Here are a few tips on how to keep a dumpster from harming your driveway.

Place the Dumpster on Wood Planks

Raise the dumpster off the ground by placing it on wood planks. This will help distribute the dumpster’s weight more evenly and lessen the chance of tire marks or indentations. You can usually find wood planks at your local hardware store. Just be sure they’re sturdy enough to support the dumpster’s weight, ranging from 1 to 8 tons.

Use Wheel Chocks

Another way to help prevent damage to your driveway is to use wheel chocks. Wheel chocks are wedges placed behind the dumpster’s wheels to keep it from rolling. This is especially important if you live in an area with a lot of hills or if there’s a chance strong winds could gust and push the dumpster over. Wheel chocks can also be found at most hardware stores.

Use Caution When Placing

The final tip is to use caution when placing the dumpster on your driveway. Even if you follow all of the tips above, there’s still a chance that something could go wrong and damage could occur. So, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and hire professional help if you have doubts about your ability to place the dumpster safely. Hiring a professional has another added benefit: they’ll likely have insurance if anything goes wrong and damage occurs.


A little bit of preparation goes a long way to keep a dumpster from damaging your driveway. Following these simple tips can avoid costly repairs down the road. And if you’re ever in doubt about safely placing the dumpster yourself, don’t hesitate to hire professional help. Contact us to request more information.

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