Get Your Crushed Stone Driveway in Dublin

Crushed stone: affordable and versatile

Have you been trying to crack the crushed stone vs gravel conundrum and make the optimal decision for your driveway? If you want the practicality, durability and affordability of the gravel driveway, but with a more exciting selection of colors and sizes topped with a smoother finish, then crushed stone driveway may be just what you need.

Gravel consists of natural rocks, formed over the course of time through the natural process of erosion. Crushed stone, on the other hand, is man-made out of natural materials. It typically combines limestone, granite and tap rock. Crushed stone allows you to achieve the desired aesthetic with ease.

Efficient crushed stone driveway installation in Dublin

If you want a reliable team of contractors to help you make up your mind and choose the right variety of crushed stone for your own driveway, look no further. We offer you a high return on investment, as a durable, visually appealing crushed stone driveway represents a simple, cost-effective way to raise the curb value of your home. We are also insured and punctual for your peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

How deep should a crushed stone driveway be?

A crushed stone driveway should be at least 10 centimetres deep, although we recommend making that 15 centimetres. The deeper the driveway, the more sturdy and durable it will be.

How do you lay crushed stone on a driveway?

The first step of the installation process is to prepare the ground surface by:

  • Making a trench,
  • Ensuring the area is flat and level,
  • Ensuring the surface is compact.

Only then should the crushed stone base be placed inside the trench. Crushed stone can be combined with paving slabs for a unique look of your driveway, garden or patio paving.

Can you lay pavers on crushed rock?

Crushed stone is versatile, so much so that it can also be used as a reliable base material for pavers and paving slabs. The process is simple: after digging a patio and covering it with sand, the surface is leveled to minimize erosion. Erosion-reducing fabric may also help. Only then is a layer of crushed stone added on top.

How much crushed stone do I need for pavers?

As a rule of thumb, to calculate the required volume of crushed stone, we will need to factor in the surface area and the base depth. Here are some other important considerations:

  • The amount of crushed stone and base depth may also depend on the weather conditions and the time of year.
  • The amount of the crushed stone you will need depends on the specificities of your paving project.

Minor projects such as patios and walkways will require a smaller amount of crushed stone, whereas heavy-duty ones such as driveways will require more due to a deeper base and larger surface area.

Where in Dublin can I get a crushed stone driveway?

Welcome to Irish Paving, where you will find the answers to all your paving-related questions, from cost-effective permeable paving such as crushed stone to cobblelock driveways which offer exciting design innovations and heavy-duty, low-maintenance basalt paving solutions. Let us know how we can cater to your needs. Perhaps you’ve been inspired by Dublin’s famous Temple Bar and want your own driveway, garden or patio to mimic the city’s famous cultural quarter. We can make it happen. Just give us a call today!