Discover the unique charm of gravel driveways
Gravel driveways, also referred to as decorative stone, pebbles or stone chippings, are a very affordable method of adding some style and beauty to your driveway. If done by experienced installers, gravel driveway paving can enhance the appeal and value of your Dublin home.
With Irish Paving, you can get gravel in many different colours, sizes, and shapes, and achieve great results whether you’re decorating your garden area or installing a new driveway. Our knowledgeable technicians excel at edging and layering gravel to create stylish designs and ensure the longevity and functionality of your driveway or patio.
What are the benefits of gravel?
Apart from the fact that gravel driveways are a very practical choice, they also have several other benefits, including:
Great value for money
Gravel comes in cheaper per square meter than the more common brick, concrete and tarmac paving. On a small-scale project like a standard driveway, the savings are not that dramatic. But over a large driveway or pathway, the savings can add up fast. It is the primary reason why many homeowners in Dublin prefer this material for very long driveways.
Gravel is highly favoured because it offers numerous customisation options and an ability to add your own flair to the design. It can be combined with limestone, granite, sandstone and cobblelock for affordable but beautiful looking finishes. It’s also useful in patios, paths, flower beds, borders and much more. Gravel can bring down the cost of a large paving project dramatically when used correctly.
Lots of different choices
Gravel comes in varying colours and sizes. Different choices range from tiny pebbles to large rock chips. For colour, the most popular is the natural or neutral tone. Colours like brown and grey pair very well with the exteriors of homes and give them a warm, natural colour too. Other colour choices include yellow, blue or red which can add brightness and breathe new life to your driveway.
Ease of installation
This material, unlike asphalt or concrete, will not require rolling or waiting for it to dry. We can install gravel driveways and patios very quickly, which is useful when you don’t want to have your home or driveway out of action for a long period.
Durability is a guarantee
Gravel driveways have been recognized to be the least susceptible to damage. Gravel does not absorb or become drenched with water and is highly resistant to harsh weather – it can even hold up to extreme conditions.
Friendly to the environment
Compared to materials like concrete, tarmac or asphalt, gravel is very environmentally friendly. One drawback is that they do require slightly more maintenance. You will need to do the occasional wedding and raking to keep it looking its best.
After a certain number of years, you may also opt for a slight top-up of your stone chippings if deemed necessary. Having said that, if you keep your drive maintained correctly then you can enjoy a gravel driveway for decades.
Enjoy high-quality gravel with Irish Paving
Our supplier for our gravel needs is Double L. They have been producing high-quality stone chippings for many years and are a trusted partner.
Installation of gravel is quick, but to ensure a perfect job, we will need to make sure that the correct geotextile membrane is placed down first. This stops weeds from appearing through the gravel and prevents future drainage issues.
Overall, gravel is a clever choice if you wish to have something that is durable and low cost without losing quality and style.
Choose the best gravel driveway contractors in Dublin
Gravel installation requires quite a bit of skill and experience if durable and visually pleasing results are to be achieved. Thankfully, the experts at Irish Paving have worked on numerous driveway and patio projects and have years of experience under their belts. We use premium quality paving slabs and rely on industry-standard techniques to create stylish and durable driveway and patio solutions for both commercial and residential property owners.