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Problems with crushed stone driveways

Problems with crushed stone driveways

Problems with crushed stone driveways. First impressions are everything. Your driveway is the first thing people encounter when arriving at your house, and the last thing they encounter when they leave. Unfortunately those who opt for crushed stone driveways are faced with the problem of their driveway looking messy due to constant stone displacement. Crushed stone is a perfect material for those who are on a budget. However, if you are looking for a driveway that offers a more sophisticated solution in terms of both form and functionality, you’d be better off looking elsewhere.

Composed of a mix of clay, sand, silt and a range of larger aggregates. The variety of colours and shapes available is extensive. It’s always a great idea to get a second opinion about what colour and shape will suit your home. 

Disadvantages of crushed stone driveways

Aesthetically speaking, crushed stones make for a driveway surface that is bumpy and prone to displacements, consequently compromising its overall visual appeal in the process. A crushed stone driveway’s functionality doesn’t quite live up to it’s more modern driveway competitors, such as resin. Weed growth can occur between gaps. 

Removing snow from a bumpy gravel stone surface is a hassle you would want to avoid. 

Frequent stone displacements means that home owners would be advised to rake their driveways every two weeks. In addition to this a fresh layer of gravel should be placed every year. 

Driving over gravel can produce more dirt and dust than any other driveway material. If you suffer from breathing difficulties clouds of dust arising from your driveway does little to help matters.

Advantages of crushed stone driveways

Rainwater will penetrate directly into the earth, replenishing ground water. This enhances the overall drainage capacity of your driveway.

Can act as a defence measure alerting you to the presence of intruders.

 

Problems with crushed stone driveways. If you would like us to have a look at your driveway, give us a call on 01480 220434 or email us on info@cbs-group.org

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