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 lower than the sides of the road, preventing proper drainage. In this instance the road surface would need to be raised a few inches to establish a crown for proper water drainage to the sides of the road. Depending of the severity of the problem a base of large rubble or sand may be used before topping of with class 5 gravel for a smooth surface.
2) Boulders are obstructing the roadway
When there are boulders sticking up through or just below the road surface that are too large to remove, it may just be easier to raise the road over this spot with new gravel.