(AP) The driveway is the one place you can put a big stack of cement to the ground and build something.
That’s what happened to a home in Oklahoma that had become a pile of cement after it was hit by a tornado.
The homeowner made it work.
The foundation and driveway are now a smooth, hard asphalt.
But there are still things to do.
If you don’t have the time, money or the ability to go through the process of building a driveway, you can buy the asphalt off the shelf and cut the foundation in half.
Asphalt is cheap, plentiful and fast.
And if you are willing to pay for it, it can be the cheapest way to get rid of the stuff that comes up after a tornado has passed.
The Tulsa World’s Greg Miller and the Associated Press teamed up to do a survey to see how much asphalt is actually available for sale.
The paper asked people who live in the state for their opinions about whether or not to buy asphalt.
They found that some people think it’s a waste of money, while others say it’s the best thing they can do to get away from concrete and gravel and to get a nice smooth asphalt surface.
“I think it really depends on what you’re looking for,” said Lisa Hensley, a Tulsa resident who said she wants to get into the asphalt business.
The paper asked homeowners in Oklahoma and around the country to tell us how they plan to get off asphalt. “
If I’m looking for asphalt for my driveway, then I don’t care what you guys think about it.”
The paper asked homeowners in Oklahoma and around the country to tell us how they plan to get off asphalt.
We talked to some of the pros and the cons of getting rid of asphalt.
Here are our findings.ASHLAND – On the outskirts of Tulsa, the Tulsa World is interviewing residents about how to get out of concrete and rock after a tornadic storm.
The paper recently visited the neighborhood where a home that was built on asphalt was flattened by a lightning strike.
The house was flattened about a year ago, so some of its foundation was gone, said Kevin Kieffer, a structural engineer for the Oklahoma State Building Inspection Board.
Kieffer said most people don’t realize that the asphalt they buy off the market is not a finished asphalt, but a rough, rough, gravel-like material that’s still attached to the earth.
Kiester says most people think that the soil has already been removed and that they’re free to use it to build a driveway or a driveway-like structure.
Kieffers own home was built in 1952.
He’s one of about 1,000 people who has used asphalt on their homes.
“The asphalt that we sell is really, really rough,” Kiefer said.
“It’s like it’s going through the cement in a landfill, and it’s pretty rough.”
Kiefers driveway is a lot like a sidewalk.
The driveway was built to be a driveway and then removed, and he didn’t think about that until he heard about the road’s destruction.
“When I saw it coming, I knew I had to do something,” Kiester said.
Krieffer said he thinks the only reason people have the opportunity to buy a driveway is if they need it to be replaced or they have a family member who needs a driveway.
“You can’t really build a solid driveway on asphalt, so that’s kind of a moot point,” Krieff said.
There’s a definite need for asphalt,” Kieler said.
He said it can save money and improve your quality of life.
Kieler says it’s not hard to get on asphalt.
He started doing some research on the topic when he moved to Tulsa.
Kielers first attempt to buy it came from a friend who had a garage that needed replacing.
It was a lot harder to get it done than a regular driveway.
So Kielerr and Kiefbett bought some asphalt and started cutting down the concrete.
They put the asphalt on the driveway and got it ready for painting.
Kiefer said it took two or three hours to get the concrete in place.
“We did about $500 worth of it and it was worth about $10,000,” Kiefers said.
That driveway is now completely asphalt.
But Kielerm is still waiting to get his driveway back in shape.
“My house was built without any asphalt, and my wife and I were still on asphalt for a couple years,” Kiffer said, adding that he hopes he can get his asphalt back to normal.
“But, yeah, it’s kind.”
He said he’s now trying to buy more asphalt.
Krieffer hopes that eventually he can have a driveway again, and maybe someday he can take it to a place like a friend’s