Have You Considered a Gravel Driveway?

Are you looking at options for driveway paving in Glen Burnie or elsewhere in the Anne Arundel County area? If you live in a rural area or have a long, winding driveway, a gravel driveway may suit you. Regardless of what material you choose, it’s important to hire a professional to handle your driveway paving needs. A&M Asphalt Paving can expertly install everything from gravel to tar and chip, and asphalt. We can also help you determine what kind of driveway is best for your property.

Pros of Gravel Driveway

Gravel driveways are affordable, customizable, and easy to put down. There are numerous types of rocks to choose from and it’s one of the least expensive types of driveways. A gravel driveway will compliment any type of architecture, giving it a classic look. They are also economically friendly as the rainwater can replenish the groundwater. Plus, a well-maintained gravel driveway can also last for many years.

Cons of Gravel Driveway

Unfortunately, weeds are known to pop up through the gravel driveway. Therefore, you will need a weed killer or apply a herbicide to the gravel driveway to avoid unsightly weeds. Additionally, since vehicles will be driven on the gravel driveway, over time the weight may cause a rut or hole. Make sure to smooth the surface occasionally to avoid holes that may become filled with water.

Rock Types Used for A Gravel Driveway

A gravel driveway uses at least three layers of rock types. Base gravel, crushed stone, quarry process stone, pea gravel, Jersey Shore gravel, river rock, and marble gravel are types of rock to choose from for your gravel driveway. Base gravel is made from irregular rock fragments and is used as the foundation and ensures proper drainage. Crushed stone can be used as the middle layer and is a light gray color. Quarry process stone and pea gravel can be used as the top layer. Quarry process stone is made up of small pieces that are dark gray while pea gravel is multicolored and smooth.

Driveway Paving in Glen Burnie

With over 30 years of experience, A&M Asphalt Paving installs and maintains all kinds of driveways. We can re-surface asphalt, perform line striping and stenciling, perform a complete driveway rip-out and more! Contact us today for a free estimate!

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