Gravel driveways have become increasingly popular in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, and Leinster regions of Ireland. Unlike other types of driveways, gravel driveways have a unique and rustic aesthetic that adds a distinct charm to any property. At Kildare Tarmac & Asphalt, we specialize in gravel driveway installation, using only the highest quality materials to create the perfect driveway that complements the look of your home.
Why Choose a Gravel Driveway?
There are many benefits to having a gravel driveway. Here are some of the most significant features and advantages of this type of driveway.
- Durability: Gravel driveways can withstand heavy traffic and are highly durable. They are designed to compress and settle, which makes them long-lasting and able to handle the weight of vehicles of all sizes.
- Low Maintenance: Gravel driveways are easy to maintain, requiring only periodic raking to keep them looking neat and tidy.
- Better Drainage: Gravel driveways help the water to seep through and return to the ground naturally, avoiding the creation of drainage problems. Also, they are permeable and allow for proper drainage in areas with a lot of rainfall.
- Aesthetics and Customization: Gravel driveways are seen as more aesthetically pleasing than other types of driveways. Different types of gravel can be used to create various colors, patterns, and designs to match any property's style and aesthetic.
Gravel Types Available in Ireland
We offer a variety of gravel types that can be used for your driveway installation. Some of these types include:
- Pea Gravel: This type of gravel is smooth, round, and smaller than other types. Pea gravel works well for landscapes and smaller driveways, providing an attractive look without breaking the bank.
- Crushed Granite Gravel: This type of gravel is durable and can handle a lot of weight. Crushed granite comes in different sizes and works well for larger driveways because it provides excellent traction and stability.
- River Rock Gravel: This type of gravel looks great and comes in different sizes, making it a versatile option for driveway installation. River rock gravel has a smooth surface, providing excellent traction for vehicles.
- Basalt Gravel: Basalt gravel is a deep, dark color that looks stunning on any driveway. It is more expensive, but it is highly durable and can withstand extreme temperatures.
Our team can discuss your options with you and help you choose the right gravel for your driveway based on your environment and individual style preference.
Caring for Your Gravel Driveway
Taking care of your gravel driveway is easy. It is recommended to use a leaf blower to remove leaves and debris and to rake it periodically to ensure that the surface is even. In case of heavy rain, make sure that you re-rake the driveway to avoid erosion. Also, we recommend filling in potholes and gaps with additional gravel to keep it smooth and even.
Get in Touch with Kildare Tarmac & Asphalt
A gravel driveway is a great investment to add timeless beauty and value to your property. At Kildare Tarmac & Asphalt, we specialize in creating stunning, long-lasting gravel driveways. Contact us today to get a quote or to learn more about our installation services. We are happy to help you with every step of the process.
Dear John once again thankyou for such a wonderful job done on the parking aria of my venue which you did some seven years ago and true to your word you have called back and redress it so it always looks fresh, also for serching for the fine gravel I wanted to do the front drive. I have to say it is a pleasure to see a father and his sons work so well together and stick at the job no matter what the weather to finish the job on time and I look forward to doing buisness in the future.