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Driveway Gravel: What You Should Be Thinking About

making a gravel driveway

The first thing that people notice about your house is the driveway. It says a lot about the pride you take in your home! There are two very popular materials used in driveways: gravel and pavement. Driveway gravel is becoming more and more popular every day. This is because of its versatility. The problems arise when it comes to deciding – it’s so hard!

With that in mind, let’s look at the pros and cons of both. This will help to make a more informed decision.

Choosing Driveway Gravel


  • One of the big advantages of driveway gravel is the cost. It’s one of the surfaces that is most economical compared to other options. This is especially the case for the homes with long driveways!
  • Gravel is something of an aesthetic enhancer. They will make your home look sophisticated, tidy and well cared for.
  • You can use your driveway right away after the gravel has been installed. There’s no waiting period for use.


  • You may have to top-dress gravel every couple of years.
  • There is the risk of sinkholes, which gravel is prone to.
  • Debris, dust and dirt will fly off gravel when driving over it.
  • Driveway gravel requires more maintenance than other options.

Pavement Driveway


  • Pavement is durable and will stand the test of time.
  • Affordable installation option
  • You may only ever need to install your driveway once
  • Pavement offers a luxury look to the exterior of the home. It doesn’t require maintenance ongoing, either. Adds curb appeal without trying to!
  • You get the choice of a range of colors. This isn’t the case with many different finishes.
  • You can choose the shape of the paving as well as how it’s arranged.
  • The finished look is always clean and tidy

Swick and Son has installed many driveways of all different types. Contact them today to help you decide on what is best for your property.