Considering Gravel for Your Project

There’s no doubt about it, professionally finishing your driveway adds instant curb appeal – not to mention monetary value – to your home. A finished driveway improves water drainage and puts the finishing “polish” on your property. With all the added value, it comes as no surprise that professional driveways come at a cost. Perhaps you’ve considered paving your driveway and decided against it due to limited funds. But there is another great option.

Considering Gravel for Your Project

Consider Gravel

Gravel driveways provide many of the benefits of a paved driveway, at about a quarter of the cost. In addition to the financial benefit, gravel lends your property an appealing natural look. In many cases, this natural look fits better with the budget and the surrounding environment.

The Pros and Cons of Using Gravel

To effective evaluate if a gravel driveway is right for your project, consider the pros and cons.


  • Cost savings
  • Looks natural and blends with natural surroundings
  • Easy to remove or redo
  • Minimal impact during installation – you can drive on it throughout!
  • No need to refinish or sealcoat
  • Fewer chemicals on your property


  • Can deteriorate faster – weeding, resurfacing
  • Improper installation can lead to early failure
  • Can generate more dust and dirt, though a professional installation should minimize dust

As you can see, there are many reasons why you should give serious thought to using a gravel driveway for your driveway or walkway improvement project.

For More Information

If you need assistance in determining the right resurfacing approach for your property, we’re here to help! Our professionals have years of experience installing a wide array of driveway types – including gravel driveways – and we look forward to providing you with informed advice to make the best possible decision.