How To Choose Between A Limestone Or Gravel Driveway
Choosing a surface material for your driveway isn’t a decision to rush into. The right material will make your driveway stand out and add value to the property. Gravel is a popular option because it’s cost-effective, attractive and easy to put down. A material that’s used within gravel is limestone and that can be a good material to go for as well. But what are the differences between a gravel and limestone driveway and which should you choose?

Gravel vs Limestone

It may be difficult to tell the difference between a gravel driveway and crushed limestone driveway because they are similar in appearance. Limestone is often used as an aggregate, but there are key differences. Limestone is a sedimentary rock that’s found near water sources. It’s made of one rock, whereas gravel can be made up of several. Limestone has a bland colouring, usually coming in white or grey. Gravel is made up of many colours, with common options being brown, white or a mixture of shades. The shape of quarried limestone is jagged and sharp, while gravel is often round and smooth.

Which to choose?

Limestone is known for its durability, having been formed under high pressure. This makes it resistant to all kinds of weather conditions, ranging from heat waves to snow. The long-lasting nature of limestone can be attested to because it was used to create the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Limestone is also cost effective and creates the appearance of a more expensive kind of driveway. Gravel is advantageous because it’s easy to install and can be purchased for an affordable price. In addition, gravel is permeable, with it absorbing rain and replenishing groundwater. Gravel is also an attractive material that will improve the appearance of a driveway. Choosing between a limestone or gravel driveway comes down to personal preference. Both materials are highly versatile and suit a range of properties. At Premier Surfacing, we offer a variety of surface-based services to help you attain a driveway you can be proud of. For more information get in touch with us on 01952840838.
Published: August 2018

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