First impressions of your property begin with your driveway. The appeal, durability, and usability are all factors to take into account when considering hiring a driveway contractor.
Gravel driveways can be built using a variety of materials depending on climate, budget, maintenance preferences, and aesthetic appeal. The team at Property Enhancements will help recommend the best options for your property.
Using gravel on a driveway is cost-effective, appealing, and reduces the risk of flooding on your property. While building a gravel driveway is a straightforward process, it requires hard work and preparation.
While different circumstances may require adaptive methods to complete a driveway build, most require the following process.
Remove the existing or dig out a base that will be used for the driveway.
By using a mix of compact aggregate, this step ensures that the driveway has the ability to support heavy loads.
While this is not required, having a weed membrane or barrier under your gravel will help reduce driveway maintenance in the long run.
The next and final step is to choose the gravel type and materials you’d like to use on your gravel driveway and have them installed over the prepared area.
Some benefits of choosing a gravel driveway instead of asphalt or concrete include:
All driveway types require some sort of maintenance, gravel driveways are no exception.
In order to keep your gravel driveway looking sharp, we recommend the following:
A gravel driveway can be installed on a slope, but will require expert planning for a drainage system, edging options, and grading services.