Asked on Apr 6, 2018

What rock is the best to use in driveways ?

P McCammonFiddledd224DesertRose
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so I don't have so many weeds going in it .Any size or type I need to ask for?

6 answers
  • Weeds are going to happen no matter what type of rock is installed. Boiling water or vinegar can easily remedy that. What is the driveway material now? See if this helps.




    Or consider a paver driveway like this:


  • Gk
    Gk
    on Apr 6, 2018

    Crushed concrete is a great option for driveways. It is low cost and you can pack it down with a roller.
  • Janice
    Janice
    on Apr 6, 2018

    Here's some info from experts....hope it helps you with your driveway idea.
  • DesertRose
    DesertRose
    on Apr 6, 2018

    Crush/run is the best gravel for driveways at it helps seal a solid base. You will have weeds coming up no matter what you put down, even if you put weed block under it. They will grow in just the gravel. We use our home made inexpensive weed control: 1 gallon vinegar, 2 cups Epsom Salts, 1/3 cup DAwn dish soap (blue kind). Spray on weeds after dew has evaporated in morning and see them dead by evening. It will kill any plant but is not harmful to children, pets or the environment. Even grass coming up in gravel can be controlled. Hope this helpsk!
  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224
    on Apr 6, 2018

    Pea gravel - it isn't noisy to drive over and is easy to rake out.
  • P McCammon
    P McCammon
    on Apr 12, 2018

    When installing a gravel driveway, you’ll actually use three sizes of gravel. The first layer of gravel should consist of baseball size rocks, which are often called #3 stones. These rocks form a strong foundation for your driveway and ensure good drainage. This foundation layer also keeps the smaller rock from disappearing into the soil. You’ll install approximately a 4 inch layer of this rock. On top of the base, you’ll install another 3 to 4 inches of golf ball-size rocks, often identified as #57 rocks. These smaller rocks form a similar function and help make the transition to the top layer. The top layer of gravel consists of 4 inches of marble-size rocks. These rocks can vary in color from black to gray to rust, depending on the type of stone.
    For each layer of gravel, you’ll want machine crushed stone, rather than round rock. These rocks have an angular, triangle shape and will lock together on the driveway. Round rock slips, creating an unstable surface. River rock, for example, is not appropriate for a driveway.
    When choosing rock for the top layer, choose “traffic bound” or “dense-grade” gravel. This rock has rock dust and smaller pieces of rock added to the mixture. This dust forms a cement-like bond when compacted.
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