EASY WAYS TO STABILIZE A GRAVEL DRIVEWAY
by alex worley
Certified Master Gardener, Yard Owner
1. USE A GRAVEL GRID
Gravel grid is a permeable plastic that stabilizes gravel surfaces by preventing shifting and compacting. It is the best option for making your driveway solid.
2. USE A BINDING AGENT
Binding agents like EasiHold and Gravel-Lok hold gravel particles together, preventing them from shifting and moving.
3. COMPACT LOOSE GRAVEL
Compacting helps: 1. Spread gravel evenly. 2. Use hand tamper or power compactor to compress. 4. Repeat until compacted to desired level. 5 Water to help settle.
4. MAINTAIN REGULARLY
- Rake gravel regularly to remove debris and level surface. - Add new gravel every 1-2 years to fill gaps. - Grade driveway regularly to ensure water flows away.
5. FILL IN POTHOLES
Potholes make and broken edges allow the gravel to shift easily. Fill them up as soon as they appear to keep it stable.
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