Crushed stone or gravel driveways offer homeowners an affordable way to add aesthetically pleasing and low-maintenance driveway surfaces to their landscape. Different stones provide a colorful palette to further enhance overall appearance.
Landscape Construction Kansas City – Crushed Stone & Gravel Driveways
In our Kansas City climate, the pros of a stone and gravel driveway outweigh the cons.
- Freeze Hardy. Stone and gravel driveways can easily expand and contract as ground temperatures change which means they can withstand freezing winter, and hot summer, temperatures with little disturbance.
- Economical. Coming in at around $1 per square foot for a two inch layer, they are significantly more cost effective than concrete and asphalt.
- Colorful. The variety of stone and gravel choices allow homeowners to select rocks that blend with their overall landscape theme. Rock choices include crushed granite, shale, limestone, and concrete.
- No Base Needed. You can use this material on any surface. Your landscape design company can help you determine appropriate depths based on soil stability.
- Scatter & Settling. Gravel has a tendency to shift and scatter. Smaller stones will eventually settle towards the bottom so “redressing” the gravel every few years is a good idea.
- Snow Removal. Snow shoveling and plowing can pose a challenge in a big snow storm.
What kind of materials have you been thinking about for your driveway update?
As well as being relatively easy to maintain, our gravel driveway made a real improvement to the appearance of our house. By using different coloured stones, our property really stands out from the rest on our street.
My question is does a crushed Rundle Rock leave a powder on your shoes that then you would bring into the house? To me that would be a real con and plain gravol would be better but we like the look of the blueish rundle rock against our new cabin. Any comments?
I”m having this kind of complication as well and can’t fix it