Driveways are a crucial part of any rural property. Whether you’re driving up to a family farm or winding down a long driveway to your summer cabin, you want this entryway to look and function its best.
There are a few things to consider when installing a gravel driveway, repairing or resurfacing an existing driveway. Homeowners have trusted Cut Right Lawn Care for keeping their gravel driveway looking good throughout the changing Michigan seasons.
Gravel driveways are a great way to add charm and character to any property. Regular maintenance helps prevent erosion problems caused by rain, snow and ice.
This includes making sure there is adequate drainage, regularly grading and compacting the surface, removing weeds and debris that get stuck in between the stones, and filling any cracks or holes.
Whether you are looking to repair damage from a harsh winter or simply want to restore the original beauty of your driveway, grading might be needed before adding new product.
Grading a driveway involves removing the existing gravel and smoothing out the surface underneath. This allows for a more even surface when new gravel is added, resulting in a longer-lasting driveway.
Gravel resurfacing is also an option when you’re looking to repair or restore your driveway’s appearance. Resurfacing involves adding a new layer of gravel to the top of your existing driveway. The new layer should be compacted and leveled out for maximum stability and durability. This creates a fresh, clean look and also helps to keep the gravel in place.
Gravel driveways are a great choice for rural homeowners who want a durable and affordable driveway option. Gravel is easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, and is surprisingly versatile. With proper installation and regular maintenance, your gravel driveway can last for many years to come.
The best part about having a gravel driveway is that it can be customized to fit any landscape or budget. It's easy to add additional layers over time to keep your driveway in top condition without breaking the bank.
Gravel driveways often provide better drainage than concrete or asphalt alternatives. This means that water won't pool on the surface during heavy rainstorms, reducing the risk of flooding or potholes forming. Plus, due to its permeable nature, gravel driveways are less likely to cause erosion and runoff into nearby rivers or streams.
There are three main products that we recommend when planning driveway resurfacing.
Old asphalt can be ground up and used as asphalt millings to resurface a driveway, which is a good way of recycling old material. Once spread into place, the millings are then compacted to a hard surface that can be sealed for protection.
Limestone is a popular low-maintenance material for driveways. Its angular shape helps keep it securely in place, while giving good drainage during rainy weather. Limestone also requires less maintenance for driveways or footpaths.
Crushed stone, or road gravel, is a combination of small stones, pebbles and dust created from the natural process of weathering. It's an affordable option for driveways and footpaths because it compacts well and won't move around too much.
Our process begins with a thorough assessment of the existing surface condition. We begin by identifying any necessary repairs or adjustments in order to prepare the surface for resurfacing.
Once these steps are complete, we begin installing a new layer of gravel over the existing surface. We use only the highest quality gravels available, ensuring a beautiful finish and maximum durability. Finally, we compact the new material with heavy machinery to ensure a level, even surface that is ready for traffic.
When you’re ready for a gravel driveway repair or installation, count on Cut Right Lawn Care to take care of the job so the entrance to your property is safe and looks great.