Gravel driveways are a great addition to any home. The question "are they any good?" seems to have the nation divided; people either love them or loathe them.
With quick hassle free installation and lower upfront cost it's easy to see why so many people opt for this option to create functional driveways around their homes.
Gravel is very versatile, it looks great on it's own or can be combined with other surfaces; sometimes as a filler in un-trafficked areas and borders, this can help to keep the costs down and in budget on larger projects.
One of our experts should be more than happy to help design a driveway that not only suits your budget, but suits your lifestyle and how you are going to live with the area day to day.
All specifications and processes of work are designed for footpaths and residential driveways. If you require information for a heavy commercial application please get in touch.
Main Advantages of Gravel Driveways
- Many colours available
- Cost effective
- Quick installation
- Low maintenance
- You can hear footsteps in the gravel
Main Disadvantages of Gravel Driveways
- Loose gravel can migrate into surrounding areas
- Can be difficult to live with for the elderly
- Not good for disabled traffic
- Will need raking often in trafficked areas (to keep looking at it's best)
- Can hold dirt and droppings
- Difficult to clear snow and ice
Annual Maintenance Of Gravel Driveways
The best way to maintain gravel is to do a quick sweep of the area picking up and litter. Be sure to wear gloves as some animals love to leave their droppings on gravel. Once cleared of any litter a leaf blower is a fantastic way of removing particles.
Always have your back to buildings and vehicles and don't go too close to the gravel if using powerful equipment.