Gravel Driveway Maintenance Tips

Gravel Driveway Maintenance Tips.

While using Gravel as a ground covering is much more affordable than concrete or asphalt, it does require periodical maintenance. Metro Materials offers gravels to help maintain your driveway for years to come, from crusher run for a base to #57 stone for a topping gravel. Gravel driveways can be seen all over the United States. They’re affordable, easy to maintain and can be installed in the shortest amount of time. Gravel driveway installation should be accompanied by an experienced grader operator and meticulous drainage planning to minimize the ongoing maintenance as much as possible. As a general rule, gravel layers should be at least 3″-8″ thick and the surface should be crowned or sloped to a bank with an ideal grade of 2-5% with a minimum grade of 1% and a maximum of 11%. Proper maintenance is important when rain or traffic wear down the gravel. Grading your driveway is an important part of proper gravel driveway maintenance. The process is started by loosening the hard packed gravel. This can be done with a scraper blade, a box scraper with ripper shanks or any other method to scarify the gravel. Any gravel that has been moved off the driveway into turf areas should be re-captured at this time. The gravel driveway must be loosened to the depths of potholes or else they will reappear. Gravel should be scraped from the edges to the center first, this creates a crown and then feathered out lightly to the edges of the gravel driveway.

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Metro Materials offers these gravels, including Rhyolite Screenings, Decomposed Granite Screenings, Topsoil, Rich Mix Garden Soil, & Mr. Mulch brand mulches including IPEMA Certified Playground Playzone Mulch in the Oklahoma City Metro Area.

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