Gravel Driveway Contractors in Austin, Texas
Designs | Installations | Repairs
We install gravel driveways in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Many homeowners opt for using a gravel driveway due to its cost-effectiveness and eco-friendliness. In addition, there are many gravels available to choose from. Schedule your free consultation today!
We send a driveway expert on-site in order to explore various options. In addition, measurements are taken.
Benefits of gravel driveways
Compared to the other options available, gravel driveways are much less expensive. This is due to the installation process not being so complex and fewer materials involved. Furthermore, once installed, repairs can be done easily by anyone without seeking professionals. This can be adding more gravel in some areas or maintaining weeds growing in area.
The process to install gravel driveways is fairly quick. Depending on the size of the driveway this can take on average 1-2 days. However, in some instances, it can take a bit longer if other factors are involved such as leveling an area.
Gravel for driveways is available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. For this reason, these types of driveways give your home a distinguished look.
Type of Material for Gravel Driveways
Considerations for Gravel driveways
Understanding your terrain is crucial to choosing the right material and design for your project. For instance, if your home has a steep slope a bigger river rock would be ideal as this will likely stay in place compared to something smaller. During your in-person consultation, our team will be able to highlight this in order to make the best decision for your home.
Edging for gravel driveway
In general, when a gravel driveway is installed there should be a clear division between the driveway and grass area. Placing some sort of border will help keep the material in place and not scattered into your yard. In addition, this will help keeps weeds/grass from growing in the area as this causes constant maintenance and gravel driveway to lose its area.
If weed control is a huge concern for you, we advise adding a weed barrier underneath gravel material as this just adds yet another layer to stop weeds from growing in the area. Unfortunately, weeds always find a way to grow but this just makes the process a bit harder and in some cases proves to be very effective.
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How long does a gravel driveway last?
In general, with proper maintenance, a gravel driveway can last up to 100 years. Whereas cement or asphalt driveways can require costly repairs.
What gravel is good for driveways?
A few popular gravels for driveways are pea gravel, texas black, decomposed granite, crushed limestone, or cibolo river rock
Are gravel driveways permeable?
Yes, gravel driveways are considered a permeable driveway option.
Are gravel driveways hard to maintain?
Gravel driveways are easy to maintain compared to other options. In general, this will consist of removing weeds in the area and re-filling areas with gravel over the years.