Your driveway is the first thing people see and is the most used area on your property. It is very important to pick the correct material that will fit the feel of your house and that will function properly. Cooper Paving is proud to offer clients in Anna Arundel County stone and gravel driveways, an option that is not often available by other paving companies. Gravel is a term often used to refer to any lose stone bigger than sand and measures between .10 inch to 2.5 inches in diameter.
Stone and Gravel Driveways
A crushed gravel driveway enhances the curb appeal of your home. They can last up to four times longer than asphalt paving before needing major maintenance or repairs. If you have a particularly long driveway, a gravel driveway might be your best option because of the cost. Gravel is much less expensive for longer driveways compared to other materials. This type of driveway is difficult to shovel or plow in the wintertime. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to plow or shovel. Displacing the gravel stones is inevitable and will need replaced or moved back once winter has ended.
Just like with any paving job, we will need to prepare the ground where the driveway will sit. To install a gravel drive, we will first remove the topsoil. After that we will compact the dirt left on top. Next we will put down a layer of geotextile fabric. The last step is to add a few layers of gravel. The bottom layer is made of gravel pieces about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. They should have sharp edges so that the pieces will lock into place. The next 1 to 2 layers should decrease in size from the bottom layer. Each layer is thoroughly compacted before adding the next layer.
Just like with any installed driveway, a gravel driveway will require regular maintenance. In general, you should regrade your drive about once a year or more depending on how much traffic it receives. Potholes and large cracks should be filled as soon as possible to prevent them from getting worse.
Crushed gravel is used in a variety of driveway applications – most commonly as a base for asphalt paving. We use this to create a firm foundation for your asphalt pavement or driveway. It offers the best compaction rate of any material used in driveway installation, and costs much less than stone or concrete. We will start with a layer of 3 to 4 inches in diameter gravel pieces that have sharp edges. Then we will thoroughly compact that layer before adding another layer. This will leave you with a strong asphalt driveway.
Why Choose Us?
At Cooper Paving, we deliver and install high compaction, low cost gravel driveways to residential customers who want to enhance the value of their home. We are committed to providing top quality customer service, and will make sure your crushed gravel driveway is installed right.
Contact Cooper Paving
We are one of the oldest paving companies in Anne Arundel County, and have been providing customers with high quality driveway installations for over 50 years. If you need a new crushed gravel driveway, give the team at Cooper Paving a call: 410-773-9244