It’s important to maintain your gravel driveway, this will keep it looking its very best and it will also prolong the life of your gravel driveway, there are a few different steps you can follow in order to do this.
Firstly we suggest regular raking, all you will need is a regular garden rake, and by raking the gravel this should remove unwanted contaminated growth such as leaves, grass and sticks. If you don’t do this often it will become untidy and unpleasant, causing the debris to decay and stain the gravel.
We also suggest taking a look at your current drainage, is it draining correctly and efficiently? If you don’t take care of this adequately then flooding can occur in areas of the driveway, which causes its own set of problems.
Gravel can become displaced, this will be common due to regular traffic and footfall so it’s important to keep the driveway topped up regular, this will make your driveway looking fresh and beautiful.
Lastly weeds have been known to occur in some areas of gravel driveways, keeping these away with a strong weed killer will keep the driveway itself looking its best.
Does your gravel driveway need a power clean?
Sometimes it’s easy to let time pass by without fully maintaining your gravel driveway, or you simply might of inherited an un-kept gravel driveway, in this case we suggest a power clean. This would mean jet washing the gravel to remove all contaminated growth, clean the gravel itself leaving a fresh gravel driveway.
If you are looking for a new gravel driveway or extending an existing driveway with gravel then get in touch for a free onsite survey, or if you know your dimensions use our free online estimate tool.
Gravel driveways come in a wide range of colours, textures and sizes so we are sure we can provide you what you are looking for.
We’ve been in groundworks for over 25 years and our friendly, fully trained, experienced team that hold industry accreditations will install your driveway to the correct specifications, which is why we can provide you with a full 10 year guarantee on all our gravel driveway installations.