Pros of Gravel Driveways

Gravel Driveway Pros And Cons

The biggest reason many homeowners choose gravel driveways is that they are the cheapest kind. They are also easy to install and have excellent drainage. On the flip side, they don’t offer the same aesthetics as a concrete or paved driveway and issues with weeds are common.  If you are thinking about installing a gravel … Read more

grass driveway pros and cons

Grass Driveway Pros And Cons

Yes, there’s something like a grass driveway. No, it doesn’t consist of just grass planted on the ground. A grass-only driveway wouldn’t hold up for long. A grass driveway typically consists of a rock or gravel base, just like other driveways, plus pavers with spaces for grass to grow through.  Grass driveways have lately gotten … Read more

ribbon driveway pros and cons

Ribbon Driveway Pros And Cons

Ever seen one of those driveways consisting of two parallel strips with an unpaved space in between? Well, it has a name. It’s called a ribbon driveway. Also known as Hollywood driveways, they became popular in the 1920s, but have since gotten less popular as homeowners opt for fully paved driveways. But these classic driveways … Read more

What Is A Resin Bound Driveway?

Resin Driveway Pros And Cons

Wondering whether a resin driveway is the right choice for your home? You’ve come to the right place.  In this guide, we discuss what a resin driveway is and its pros and cons.  Note that we focus on resin bound (not bonded) driveways. But we’ll also talk a bit about resin bonded driveways and how … Read more

What Is A Rubber Driveway?

Rubber Driveway Pros And Cons

While rubber paving is nothing new, it is still not as popular as other paving options such as concrete and asphalt. Like any other type of driveway material, rubber has its pros and cons. We cover them all in this guide. We also discuss how rubber compares to other more conventional types of driveway. What Is … Read more

Pros and Cons Of A Gravel Driveway On A Slope

How To Gravel Driveway On A Slope?

A gravel driveway is one of the most challenging to build on a slope. The gravel tends to slide downhill both during and after installation. You have to find ways to keep traffic and stormwater from eroding the driveway.   In this guide, we discuss how to lay a gravel driveway on a slope and how … Read more

What’s The Best Slope For A Driveway?

What Is A Good Slope For A Driveway?

The slope or grade of a driveway determines how drivable it is, especially when it snows. It also affects drainage both on and off the driveway.  Experts generally recommend a max 12-15% driveway slope. Any steeper than that and you’ll have trouble driving or walking up the driveway.  Below is a quick guide on driveway … Read more

How Steep Can A Driveway Be?

How To Build A Driveway On A Steep Slope?

Gravity will make your work a lot harder when building a driveway on a steep slope. Materials like gravel and concrete just want to move downhill. Steep driveways can also have issues with drainage, traction and walkability.  When building a steep driveway, you have to think carefully about the design of the driveway, what materials … Read more

What Is A Channel Drain And How Does It Work?

How To Install A Driveway Drainage Channel?

If you are having problems with drainage on your driveway, installing a drainage channel (also called a channel drain) can help.  A channel drain collects runoff from the driveway and carries it through an underground system to a more appropriate location. You can drain the water in another part of the yard, into a municipal … Read more

Common Driveway Drainage Problems

How To Fix Drainage Problems In A Driveway?

Drainage can be a frustrating problem to fix on a driveway. That’s because it’s hard to fully predict how water will behave once it rains. Even if you did everything right when building a driveway, you may still get pools of water on the driveway or find that the water flows where you don’t want … Read more

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