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Gravel driveways are an affordable and long-lasting alternative to concrete or paved driveways. 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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Gravel driveways are a low maintenance surface where you only 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 within the grave grid driveway is loose and not fixed with cement or resin, it also allows water to freely drain between the gaps.
Properties in areas with heavy rainfall or which are near sea level are best served by a gravel driveway. Brighton homeowners are particularly fond of gravel driveways for this reason. Do you think your property would benefit from a gravel grid driveway? Hove, Brighton, and Sussex customers should call Sussex Driveways for professional gravel driveway installation.
Gravel grid 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. Looking for a gravel driveway? Sussex Driveways can help!
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.
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.