Gravel and crushed stone driveways and parking lots can be seen all over Colorado! They’re affordable, relatively simple to maintain and you can create unique colors and designs with different types of gravel. Gravel can be installed in the shortest amount of time with very little impact on the use of your driveway or parking lot. Gravel driveway installation should be accompanied by drainage planning and an experienced grader operator to minimize ongoing maintenance as much as possible. Depending on the size and scope of work involved, the construction of a new crushed stone or gravel driveway can be installed by an experienced grading contractor generally over a 1 to 3 day period. Crushed stone or gravel driveway installation is relatively simple. Most of the work is done with grading equipment and front end loaders so it can be completed fairly quickly with minimal impact on your daily routine. You can also expect to drive on and use the driveway throughout the construction of of a gravel driveway.
If you already own a gravel driveway and it’s beginning to show the signs of aging and deterioration, has a tremendous amount of weeds and/ or has severe rutting issues, starting from scratch may be needed. This should be performed by a reputable gravel or grading company that will do it right the first time. If the existing gravel driveway shows signs of unstable sub-grade, the soil should be excavated and new base or structural material installed and then the new gravel driveway design installed on top of that for a solid, long lasting gravel driveway.