3 reasons to choose gravel as your driveway material
Your driveway has to be one of the most hardy and durable areas of your property. Tasked with taking the weight of all manner of heavy vehicles – most of which will weigh more than a tonne – the task of choosing the right material is incredibly important.
A gravel driveway is a forever popular option. It offers a unique set of perks which makes it the perfect choice in certain situations. But what exactly are these perks?
Let’s take a look.
The most common reason people choose gravel for their driveway is cost. You get greater bang for your buck with gravel than you do with pretty much any other driveway material, allowing you to spend the money you save on other areas of your property. This is why gravel is such a popular choice for particularly large and long driveways – it is supremely cost-effective, both in terms of initial installation and ongoing maintenance. If you’re an ardent DIYer, you can even install your gravel driveway yourself!
What can go wrong with a gravel driveway? Unlike concrete and pavers it won’t crack or sink – it offers the ultimate in driveway durability. The only durability issue that you may come across will be channels made in the gravel by car tyres over time, but these channels need nothing more than a quick rake to even the surface back out, and your gravel will be looking as good as new again.
3. No cleaning required
That’s right – your gravel driveway doesn’t need to be scrubbed, swept or hosed down. It is entirely capable of self-cleaning, with a good rain washing the gravel and taking away most of the dirt, dust and vehicle grime that has built up over the preceding days, weeks or months. If your gravel driveway has been installed properly you won’t even need to worry about weeds, as they will be choked out before they can even establish. Gravel driveways are ‘set and forget’ prospects – they can do just fine all on their own!
All Stake Supply’s pavers gives structure and strength to gravel driveways. See how you can install gravel pavers on your driveway yourself by calling us on 1300 130 123.