Are you building a home or wanting to change the look your property? A gravel driveway adds character to the look of your property. If you are considering a gravel driveway, here are some pros and cons to consider.
- Gravel is inexpensive, so it is easy on your budget. If you have a long driveway, it saves you even more money, as gravel is one of the most affordable products on the market.
- Gravel driveways are low-maintenance. They require resurfacing from time to time, but gravel is still considered the cheapest paving option.
- Gravel driveways can last 100 years and beyond. Unlike concrete that can crack, sink, or chip, gravel will last through weathering and time.
- There are so many options to choose from when it comes to gravel driveways. There are different colours of gravel, different sizes and even different textures to choose from. You can really customize the look of your home when you choose to install a gravel driveway.
- Unlike concrete, plants and weeds are likely to grow in your driveway. This is because the base is just dirt and clay. Constant weeding will need to take place to keep your driveway looking spic and span.
- Snow removal is the main flaw that many people find with gravel driveways. Rocks get pushed around and scraped up with plows, making a dirty, rocky mess.
- Windy days with a gravel driveway can make for a dusty mess around your house. Driving on gravel can also stir up loose dirt, requiring your vehicles to be washed more frequently.
So which is right for you, a gravel or concrete driveway? Give our experts at Flesherton Concrete Products a call. We can help you decide which product will best suit your needs based on budget and appearance.