Gravel Driveways

The gravel size most commonly used in driveways are in the 6-20mm size range. Anything less than 6mm is more akin to a grit and is too easily disturbed; anything over 18-20mm can be difficult to walk on. In general, the smaller 6-10mm gravels would be used for footpaths and the 10-18mm gravels for driveways.  It's really is a matter of personal taste, one deciding factor could be that, the smaller the gravel, the more the cats like to use it as a toilet!  

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 10mm and 6mm gravel

Recommended depth

A thin surface dressing risks being disturbed and will expose the underlying layers, and so we typically recommend the minimum depth be at least twice the size of the gravel being used. Most gravels for decorative purposes use a 12mm or thereabouts, so we use a minimum of 25mm.

Drainage

When block paving an area of your property it is extremely important you take drainage into account.

As part of your new driveway, patio, or paved area we ensure your investment is weather proofed against heavy rainfall or flooding, ensuring you home never gets damaged or flooded by a poor drainage system. Man hole covers, drainage channels and kerbs are all standard features of our block paving services ensuring proper drainage around your property.

 

 

If you have a home in Cardiff, Barry, Penarth, Dinas Powys or Newport and want a driveway, patio or paving that will look great, then call us now on 07922 587419 for your free, no obligation quote

Our Services

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tick Garden Patios

tick Patio Cleaning

tick Block Paving

tick Driveway Paving

tick Garden Paving

tick Edging & Kerbs

tick Garden Walling

tick Garden Paths

tick Driveway Design

tick Driveway Cleans

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