In a world filled with solid concrete and asphalt driveways, the stone can seem downright quaint. Stone has been used on driveways walkways and paths of all kinds for centuries. And it makes for one of the least expensive driveway options. Yes, those loose stones can cause some problems. Cars may drag them into the garage, and humans may drag them into the house, but these are easily fixed problems. The following are some pros and a con to help you decide if you want a crushed stone driveway…
Pro: Looks Great With a Lower Price Tag
Crushed stone drives promote proper drainage and prevent the gravel from locking together to form an impervious surface. It looks great in any environment. Whether in a suburb, countryside, or deep in the wilderness, crushed stone always lends an air of rustic elegance.When compared to concrete and asphalt, a beautiful crushed stone driveway can be considerably less expensive.
Pro: Easy installation
The process of installing a new crushed stone driveway is pretty simple and straight-forward. Even so, we recommend that unless you’re an ambitious or skilled do-it-yourselfer, you seek out the help of a professional contractor for the work. Once the driveway’s layout has been designed and marked off, you’ll need to carefully excavate the area. Next compact it down and apply landscaping fabric. They pour out a single layer of the crushed gravel as a base followed by another layer of the smaller gravel. Finally, apply another layer of crushed stone, then rake the surface prior to use. For the most part, contractors and homeowners choose to utilize special equipment. It takes the right tools and skillset and the entire process can be finalized in a relatively short timeframe.
Con: Stray Gravel in Your Lawn
One of the biggest cons of a crushed stone driveway is the mess caused by wayward stones that are strewn about every time someone walks or drives over them. That problem will become less frequent if you install some kind of edging barrier, like bricks or larger rocks, but you will still need to apply a new layer every 1 or 2 years.
Hopefully, after weighing in on the pros and cons of a crushed stone driveway, you have been informed to make your decision if a crushed stone driveway is a good fit for your home or business. Bray Topsoil & Gravel can deliver our gravel and topsoil to you in the Greater Cincinnati Area!
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