I predict they are going to be more than a little gob-smacked when they do get a quote. Depending on the length of road and associated drainage needed, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it ends up being a very respectable 5 figure sum. Well done you for saying, "No". Keep us posted on the outcome please?Mrs B been in conclave with sisters for days. Eventually a puff of white smoke and lesser mortals, like me and my brothers in law,, can be informed of the great "decision"
"We are going to have to do something" about the state of the road to her mothers house, which is now so bad after the heavy rain it is impassible to most cars and many delivery drivers won't even attempt it. He has a RAV4 and that is grounding out in places. Their cleaner and gardener have blown them out as a direct result. The horror!
That would be the private round she and idiot husband (despite both being well minted in own right) refused to contribute to having resurfaced some years back. Since they are last house on road the lovely metalled surface all the others chipped in for stops a fair way from their house and becomes the washed out mess of badly patched potholes, water filled craters and erosion channels it now is.
Since the BIL population includes 2 Civil Engineers, somehow they will" sort it out" and we will all pay for it. Obviously.
Imagine the shock, horror and surprise when that gets met with blank refusals all round. One BIL will assist in getting non stupid quotes for work to a proper standard via his contacts but that is it. They can pay for their own arrogance and stupdity in full. Oh and BTW, don't expect anything can get sorted this side of Christmas.
Gasp. That can't be right! Can't we just fill the really bad bits in? No.
Requires a lot of material, equipment hire + maybe a weeks worth of labourers just to do a shit job and will be rubbish in months because main problems are compounded by no effective drainage. Waste of time and money. They will have to lump it until it can be done properly. (That's from somebody who does Highways design and construction work)
Wobbly noises. How can we be so horrible? Must "do something"! Don't we care about their precious mother?
No. Never have, never will.
She is a mean, emotionally manipulative woman who, having fcuked up the life of their father and made their teenage years hellish by buggering off into a multi year silence without so much as a single word, has been playing them all like fiddles since she resurfaced
Once again I am A Very Bad Person and sniffy upset rules
At least I have something in common with my BIL's at last
There are ways to reduce the pavement thickness and thus the amount/cost of excavation and imported pavement material, google geogrid. But why would you want to save them money?