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Gravel Driveways

Gravel driveways are an affordable and long-lasting alternative to concrete or paved driveways. Sussex Driveways can source a selection of different gravel colours and materials to find the right match for your property. Combining gravel with a driveway grid helps the gravel stay in place, the surface stay even, and allows water to drain away from the surface more easily – which is ideal given the weather in Sussex!

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    The Benefits of a Gravel Driveway

    Gravel driveways are a low maintenance surface where you simply need to occasionally rake it to level it as stones will spread through regular use of the driveway or patio, however, installing a driveway grid will help to prevent the gravel moving too much. As the gravel is loose and not fixed with cement or resin, it also allows water to freely drain between the gaps. This makes gravel driveways ideal for properties in areas with heavy rainfall or which are near sea level.

     

    Gravel driveways are easily maintained and do not break or become damaged in the manner of concrete or paving slabs. When needed, a thin additional layer of gravel can easily be added to the top of the driveway to refresh it, without the need for expensive specialist skills or equipment.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which material is used in a gravel driveway?

    Gravel refers to a collection of small pieces of stone, sometimes also mixed with clay and sand. There are as many varieties of gravel as there are different types of stones. Limestone, chippings, and quarry run are just some of the varieties which are popular in the South East. Whichever design you have in mind, you will be able to select a variety of gravel which matches or compliments your existing property.

    What is the durability of a gravel driveway?

    Gravel driveways will last a lifetime if they are properly installed and maintained. If you lay gravel grids beforehand, the driveway will last even longer since the arrangement of each grid avoids gravel migration. Rather than “repairing” your gravel driveway, you can simply add another thin layer of gravel on the surface when needed.

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