Businesses and homeowners will both choose a driveway made of gravel because it is durable, affordable, and requires little maintenance. Gravel driveways can withstand heavyweight, which is why parking farm equipment or large vehicles will not damage them.Gravel’s porous surface allows rainwater to drain from the driveway, reducing storm water runoff. Gravel driveways can reduce the amount of surface ponding after a storm. Gravel driveways require very little maintenance, are inexpensive to repair, and can be installed quickly. A gravel driveway is the most cost-effective option and will last many years.
Gravel Driveways are very cost-effective
Gravel is the most affordable material on the market, making it the most cost effective driveway that you can install. A gravel driveway can cost anywhere from $1 per square feet on the lower end to $3 per sq. foot on higher end. Even at $3 per square feet, you’re still paying less than you would have for a solid surface driveway.
The cost of installing a gravel drive will depend on several factors. The cost of a gravel driveway installation is affected by several factors. The cost will also be affected by the amount of grading, site preparation and gravel depth that is best for you.
You will find that a gravel drive has many advantages over a paved driveway. To keep it looking good, a gravel driveway can be maintained on a regular basis. Gravel driveways are not as susceptible to seasonal freeze-thaw cycles as concrete or asphalt driveways. Solid surface driveways are often affected by cracking or settling due to large temperature fluctuations. It is difficult to repair damage to asphalt or concrete and will eventually need to be completely replaced.
Create your own Gravel with Different Types
You are in for a pleasant shock if you think “Yeah, gravel driveways are cheaper but I do not want one that looks like the dusty road to my great uncle’s rural house”. There are many gravel driveways that can be installed quickly and easily in rural, suburban and urban settings. They are durable and affordable. There are gravel options available in a variety of colors and natural stones.
Types and sizes of gravel include:
- Base Gravel
- Machine Crushed Stones
- Crushed Stone
- Quarry Processing
- Pea Gravel
- Jersey Shore Gravel
- Marble Chips
- River Rock
Shop around and see the different options for gravel available.You’ll be motivated to install a driveway with a distinctive look.
What to expect from Gravel Driveway Contractors
It is not as simple as you might think to build a gravel drive.Professionally installed gravel driveways require a base-rock that is slopped strategically to allow for optimal water runoff. A gravel driveway must have at least three stone layers.The first layer is made up of large stones, followed by medium stones and finally small stones. A hardtop surface is created as smaller gravel particles settle in crevices. A contractor who specializes in gravel driveways will know how to best layer your driveway. To protect the gravel, trenches or ditches are used.Gravel driveway contractors with experience will know what type of gravel is best for your property. The contractors will be able to use their knowledge and experience in designing a driveway that can withstand the daily wear and tear and weather effects.
You would need to factor in the cost of renting earthmoving equipment, purchasing additional tools, transporting the gravel and the gravel itself if you wanted to install your own gravel driveway. You would only save money by installing a driveway yourself. Do you know how to design a gravel drive with precision?
Clean Cut Outdoor’s professionals will install a durable gravel driveway for you at an affordable price, so that you don’t have to worry about a DIY project.
Why Clean Cut Outdoor is the best choice for your gravel driveway installation
Clean Cut Outdoor has installed many driveways and is the best at what they do. Their experience will ensure that you get a gravel driveway that is durable, aesthetically pleasing and affordable.