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Gravel Driveway‏

Question: I am planning on installing a gravel driveway. Do you have any tips?

Answer: Tips for installing a gravel driveway:

  1. It is important that the sub-base, the earth that the gravel sits on be compacted.
  2. Remove any weeds and tree roots that are growing in the sub-base.
  3. Consider using a landscaping fabric on top of the sub-base before putting the gravel down. This will help to prevent the seeds from weeds from taking hold in the sub-base.
  4. The thickness of the gravel layer should be 6 to 8 inches deep. Try to get an even layer of gravel.
  5. Crushed rock or crushed concrete compacts much better than river rock.
  6. Consider the use of a curb of some sort to maintain the integrity of the edges of the driveway.