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How to Keep a Gravel Driveway From Washing Away

A gravel driveway provides many benefits that we think make it superior to many other types of driveways. 

For one, it’s easy to install and makes a great DIY project that can save you money on hiring a professional.

Plus, it’s low maintenance, since stones don’t have to be replaced or washed on a regular basis.

Unless you live in a rainy region that heightens the risk of the gravel being washed away. This shouldn’t be a detour though, because it’s easy to prevent.

In this blog post, we share tips on how to stabilize a gravel driveway from losing its stones.

There are two main ways to stabilize: cement and permeable pavers. Let’s dive in!


Cement is one of the most effective ways to hold gravel in place because it is highly durable and long-lasting. 

Cement can’t be permeated by water, so run-off will be guided to the sides of the driveway without taking the stones with it.

However, you do need to be mindful of flooding and erosion. To keep these problems from springing up, it helps to seal the driveway.

Permeable Pavers

Permeable pavers are also top-notch for protecting your gravel driveway. This is an effective way to hold the tiny stones in place without the use of binding agents. 

It’s like a giant mesh that is held in place by the weight of the gravel. Cells make up the walls that hold the gravel and prevent it from washing away. 

Plus, it’s easy to install. All you need to do is clear your driveway area, fill it with compacted gravel, then snap the pavers on top. Then, you can fill it in with a top layer of gravel, rolling over it to smooth it all out.

Permeable pavers are less expensive than cement, are environmentally friendly since no chemicals or agents are needed, and are highly durable.

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