Stone, Rock, and Gravel Driveways need to be graded to prevent potholes and to keep rain from washing away the driveway material. An experienced professional will be sure and control the flow of water with shallow slopes along the road sides. If grading isn’t done correctly, you’ll be resurfacing your driveway after a few major storms.
Before we start constructing a new driveway we’ll analyze the rain runoff and determine exactly which areas need to be raised and lowered. If there are any building structures nearby, we’ll also make sure that we aren’t redirected rain runoff towards their foundations.
No matter how well of a grading job a company does, you’ll still need to resurface your gravel driveway eventually – especially after the first few years. A new driveway will need to be resurfaced more often than one that has already been resurfaced a few times. The gravel gets compacted down into the ground, eventually building a solid base and reducing the frequency of resurfacing.