Constructing the right gravel driveway is more important than you may think. After all, driveways form the main exit and entry points for your home or commercial property. They not only add curb appeal, but are also looked like a potential price point when it comes to selling a property. Constructing a gravel driveway appropriately is quite important. There are many options available as far as driveway construction is concerned. Recently, gravel driveways have become quite a popular choice among many real estate owners. If you are wondering whether a gravel driveway is a good choice for your property, there are a few things you need to know about them.
Gravel driveways and crushed stone driveways are slowly becoming a common sight in Canada. Some key features why they are quite popular among homeowners is their cost, their ease of maintenance and the opportunity to create amazing patterns, colours and designs with them. With gravel, you can create the most impressive patterns on your driveway. Their vibrant colours offer a lot of scope for getting creative with your driveway.
Gravel driveways are not exactly easy to maintain, especially in snowy regions. If you plan to install a gravel or crushed stone driveway which experiences snowfall, you may have to be prepared for re-gravelling your driveway every spring. Thankfully though, you will not have to spend a lot of time waiting for the gravel driveway to be useable. In fact, your gravel driveway can be used even when it is still being installed. If anything, gravel driveways are pretty fast to install and seldom cause a big interference in the use. Involve an experienced grader operator to make sure that ongoing maintenance is minimal and your gravel driveway stays functional. Usually, a qualified and experienced grader will not require more than one to three days to install a driveway, although it may vary depending on the size and scope of work. One thing to keep in mind about gravel driveway installation is to plan your installation only with a carefully planned drainage system in place.
If you already have a gravel driveway which has started showing signs of ageing like growing weeds, rutting issues, etc., it is crucial to contact a reputable grading or gravel company to help you get your driveway rectified from scratch. If you suspect that your existing gravel driveway shows signs of unstable subgrade, it may be time to excavate the soil and introduce a new structural base. Gravel driveways, when installed properly, can last up to ten years with regular upkeep and maintenance.
If you have more questions about installing a gravel driveway for your Parry Sound or Muskoka home, contact Schlager Excavating. Their licensed and experienced crew will be happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have about your gravel driveway.