Pea Gravel Patio Pros and Cons

If you’re sitting at the house, tossing around patio ideas, the thought of doing a pea gravel patio may have crossed your mind or possibly, something similar. Of course, thinking about it and doing it are two different things. Is installing a pea gravel patio worth the hassle? Pea Gravel …

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Understanding The Different Types Of Building Sand

There’s more than one way to produce concrete. Sands and the many variations of aggregates that go into construction materials are really quite extensive. Check out our latest article to see just what goes into what and how it found it’s way below your very feet.  Without sand, there is …

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How to Make a Gravel Driveway Solid

Gravel is a great material for surfacing a driveway since it’s quite cheap and easy to maintain. However, the downsides of having a loose gravel driveway are that the gravel can get washed away in heavy rain, and it tends to develop potholes quite easily as you might expect. If …

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How To Make A Gravel Driveway Solid: Top Tips

A gravel driveway offers a very pleasing appearance and can boost the aesthetic value of your property. However, this type of driveway can be fraught with problems and one of the most common is the gravel doesn’t provide a very solid surface.  If you have a gravel driveway, you will …

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What Are Gravel Parking Grids?

It goes without saying that gravel provides one of the best aesthetics for a driveway. It looks chic and is timeless. However, when parking on gravel, it is fraught with problems. The gravel can move around and smaller pieces can get lodged in your tyre’s tread. But there are solutions …

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Paving Sand – When Should I Use It?

When installing a new driveway, you want to make sure that the structure is stable, reliable and will last for many years to come. One of the biggest problems with certain types of driveway is that the structure will begin to move around, shift and even sink. Of course, this …

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Size Does Matter With Gravel

They say that size doesn’t matter but when it comes to using gravel to create a beautiful driveway; it really does. While you might opt for a gravel size that you find aesthetically pleasing, this isn’t the only thing you should be thinking about when making a choice.  If you’re …

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Using Gravel in the Garden

The use of gravel in gardens has become very popular in recent years. This is largely down to a trend for low-maintenance gardens, either for buy-to-let properties or for busy homes where families want to relax in the garden rather than maintain it. Where to Use Gravel You can lay …

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Gravel Driveways: Advantages and Disadvantages

Gravel driveways are one of the most popular choices for driveways and hard landscaping in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. It’s cheap, easy to lay, low maintenance and looks good, particularly in country settings or in towns where it matches the predominant stone and brick colouring of …

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Using Bark and Other Loose Driveway Materials

Bark chippings, also known as bark mulch, are a popular surface for play areas in gardens and woodland paths, because they blend in with the colours and textures of a natural landscaping scheme (see our article Surfaces for Children’s Play Areas on this site). But although bark can’t really be …

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