Demystifying Purchasing Class 5 Gravel by the Ton vs. Yard

December 28, 2016By gravelroadHow To's

As with many other purchases, you shouldn’t decide on your gravel purchase based on price alone. Ever shop gravel costs with different trucking companies and selected the lowest cost thinking you were saving money? There are at least three variables that dictate cost: The binder used (a Sand binder is cheaper than Stone Dust) The … Read More

What is Class 5 Gravel? Pros & Cons

December 24, 2016By gravelroadHow To's, News

The formal definition of Class 5 Gravel is limestone rock crushed and screened to a maximum size of 1 inch. In the UP of Michigan there are variations of class 5:  the two most common are “23A” and “Western Limestone.”  What distinguishes the two types is the “binder” that is used that allows the gravel to … Read More

When Would I Need to Add Gravel?

December 22, 2016By gravelroadHow To's, News

Have you ever wondered whether it’s worth your time and money to add gravel to your road or driveway? Here are a few times when adding gravel is definitely worth it. 1) Water is pooling in the middle of the road causing mini lakes If this is happening, the middle of the road may be … Read More

Does Your Road Need a Crown?

December 16, 2016By gravelroadHow To's

Ever drive across a gravel or dirt road with potholes so bad your head hits the roof? How many times have you filled in a pothole only to have it reappear days later? These are symptoms of poor water drainage caused by a rain or snowmelt. What’s a person to do? First and foremost, the … Read More