Whether you have a gravel driveway or an asphalt driveway, grading is one of the most important parts of creating a driveway. You may not know this, but grading is done for major roads, such as highways, new homes, parking lots and more. In this post, we are going to explore what grading is and why it is so important for your home and driveway.
What Is Grading?
- Grading is a process that must happen in almost any construction project, as the grading process will ensure that your project is done on level ground. In some cases for a household driveway, you will need the grading strategically done, perhaps, away from home or on a slope away from the home to ensure that no flooding occurs.
What If I Have A Gravel Driveway?
- Even if you have a gravel driveway, it will still need to be graded to ensure that it is level and drains properly. If you have standing water on your gravel driveway after it rains, then you will most likely need to have your driveway graded. With a gravel driveway, it is common for this to happen every so often as the gravel moves so much with frequent use on a gravel driveway.
Can I Grade It Myself?
- We do not recommend it. Grading may seem like an easy task; however, if your grading is not properly pitched for water run-off, then you may find yourself spending more money in repairs than you would have if you had a professional do the job. Standing water is something that you do not want to have on either a gravel driveway or a paved project. Standing water on a paved project will cause more damage to the paving, which will cost more money to repair.
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Contact us for a free estimate today. Cooper Paving can help you not only with the installation of your new asphalt or gravel driveway, but we have the experience to properly grade and pitch your project to ensure adequate water run off at your property.