Updated: Jul 3, 2019
Thinking about having a gravel driveway installed?
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Gravel drive ways are a great option!
Gravel drive ways are very prevalent especially here in the south.
They are generally comprised of a road base or large stone (base)
followed by the top rock to smooth things out.
We like to use Crushed concrete for a base in some cases for the whole driveway.
However there are many options for doing a gravel drive way.
pros and cons
a more environmentally friendly drive way option
easy to install
must be maintained for good long life
not suitable for all terrains
This is the basic construction of a gravel driveway
Its all pretty simple first we cut out the grass and topsoil, lay road base down, and put our top rock on
On this particular job we couldn't crown the drive way because the client was in a low spot.
we decided to do a French drain down the middle.
Crowning is making the center high to allow water to drain to either side the driveway
Water is no good for your gravel drive way surface it leads to potholes
Sometimes we have to slant entire drive way to accommodate the drainage on hill sides and other terrain.
If your thinking of having a gravel drive way installed give us a call 817-298-8724