Benefits of Gravel Driveways

Your driveway should be safe for your cars and your feet when we walk across it. Gravel is one of our best-selling products, and there’s a good reason for that. Gravel makes a great driveway material for a variety of reasons. Discover why gravel might just be the best choice for your driveway with a wide range of sizes and colours.

Cost-effective option

In some areas, gravel driveways are popular because they are low-cost and easier to install. The material of choice for driveways and roadways in rural areas is gravel. A gravel driveway can lead to a concrete garage floor in many homes.
In addition to being far less expensive than most other driveway materials, gravel can last for generations with regular maintenance.

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Low maintenance

Gravel driveways require little maintenance. Gravel usually stays in place as it is, but occasionally there may be some pot holes. To ensure you can fill the holes as soon as you notice them, keep a small amount of gravel left over. Raking the stones is also helpful for removing any weeds or debris that need to be removed. Every 1-2 years, fresh gravel might also need to be added.

Adds an Attractive Garden feature

It makes a very attractive addition to the front of your house, regardless of whether you have a front garden. It makes a more unique drive than plain black tarmac because there are lots of different colours to choose from. In addition to their lovely colors, the rain also brings them out!

Alerts You of any Visitors

Although we’d like to think that the only guests or visitors we encounter on our drives are harmless and friendly, this isn’t always the case. There is a light crunching sound when your car pulls up on a gravel drive or when you walk over it. Having this information is a great way to know when your invited guests have arrived, but it is also a good indicator of any uninvited guests. Aside from making a lot of noise, it also acts as a great deterrent for passing opportunists!

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Environmentally Friendly

Gravel is permeable, as well as scalpings or limestone used underneath, so rainwater will drain evenly once this is laid. You’ll need to rely on nearby drains to drain rainwater from other surfaces such as concrete or tarmac as they are not permeable. Additionally, a flat driveway or one that doesn’t slope down to a drain can cause problems. As water drains into the earth instead of into water drains, which can flood during heavy rains, this is better for the environment.

We are block paving and driveway specialists at KS Paving Ltd are dedicated to providing the best solutions to our clients through high quality workmanship and the use of market leading materials. We take pride in the standard of our work, as we strive to deliver a professional and personal service to all our clients. Our expert team operates in Reading, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, so get in touch with us today on 01189 696630 to arrange a free site survey and receive a written quotation.

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