Gravel is a popular driveway material because of its price and durability. It is also painless to maintain, and even when you need another layer in smaller, vehicle-made dents, you can easily apply it yourself. 

And yet, choosing between different gravel options is not a straightforward task. You have to consider the amount of traffic, material durability, the slope of your driveway, gravel shape and colour, and your personal preferences.

In this post, you are going to read about various gravel suggestions. But the most suitable advice we can give you right away is to contact driveway installation experts and have a real conversation about your wishes and possibilities.


Irregularly Shaped Pieces are the Best Gravel for Your Driveway

If you have a busy driveway, then irregularly shaped gravel is your best choice. Smaller, round pea gravel doesn’t create enough friction between stones, making your driveway unstable to drive, and sometimes even walk, on.

Choose slightly larger gravel, ideally self-binding, that will create a beautiful flat surface easy to drive on.


Larger, Warm Colour Gravel for More Space

If you want to make your driveway or garden seem larger, pick warm and bright gravel colours. Plus, brighter colours, and larger stones, will create a natural contrast with your flower beds and foliage, and you will still have a stable driveway, safe to drive on.


Small, River Rock Gravel

River rocks, although a popular idea among homeowners for estate development, tend to be too large for a driveway. Wide and round rocks are too irregular for safe driving and you can easily spray your ankle while walking.

However, there are gravel choices that use only smaller river rocks, between two and seven centimetres in size. This type of gravel can be the best choice for your driveway to give it a natural look.


Decomposed Granite Is the Best Gravel for a Stable Driveway

If you have a home business and you are expecting heavy traffic, you need a stable driveway. Decomposed granite is a finer gravel version with lots of sand-like particles, making it the best gravel for a busy driveway.

Decomposed granite is also a completely natural material created from the natural weathering of granite stone. If you choose this option, you can also choose between various earth tones that can easily accompany your home style.


Marble Chips for an Elegant Driveway

Marble is an elegant material in its own right, usually used in bathrooms and kitchens. Marble chips, on the other hand, are a great gravel choice if you want to raise the elegance around your home and give your driveway a little wow effect.


Are You Looking for a Gravel Driveway?

If you like some of the material suggestions on this list and you would like us to install your driveway with them, or you have some questions about the installation process, feel free to give us a call on 087 257 0867 or send an email at