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Part of the charm of a rural building site is the driveway leading to it. With houses set back from the road to diminish the sound of traffic, rural driveways can be anywhere from 100 to 1,000 feet long. Whether the driveway snakes through trees, takes off in a straight shot from a country road, or hugs the edge of a hillside, putting in a rural driveway requires all the skill of building a small road. Laying out rural driveways involves four key steps. You survey the site and lay out the path to the house. Then, you grade the road and stabilize the soil. Next, you put in a compacted granular base, and in