Gravel is an affordable material option for driveways, walkways, parking lots, and other paved surfaces. However, it typically requires more maintenance than other pavement types since its looseness enables it to gradually move and form gaps and ruts across the surface. While these holes can be filled with new gravel, this reactive response will not ultimately address the issue. The best solution for minimizing or eliminating gravel migration over time is incorporating a quality gravel driveway stabilization grid.
Stabilizer grids are structures placed underneath the top layer of gravel. Due to their cellular nature, they are highly effective at preventing the gravel from migrating across the pavement surface while stabilizing and supporting the layer of loose gravel above.
Traditionally, gravel driveways were installed by first leveling the underlying surface and then spreading a layer of gravel across it. However, this installation method posed a number of drawbacks. For example, the loose gravel allowed for gravel erosion and made traversing the surface difficult. Many of these problems can be avoided by incorporating a stabilization system.
Some of the key benefits of gravel driveway grids include:
Gravel stabilizers address many of the problems associated with gravel pavement systems, which can decrease the overall amount of time and money spent on installing and maintaining them. Typical outdoor projects that use gravel driveway bases include:
Due to the comparative eco-friendliness of gravel, the material has surged in popularity as a choice for pavement construction projects. While it carries some challenges, stabilization grids largely resolve them. As a result, gravel driveways and other paved surfaces have become a more affordable and manageable option.
Looking for stabilizer grids for your next construction project? Cell-Tek has got you covered! We provide geocell solutions that can serve as a foundation for any pavement type, including gravel. To learn more about our products, contact us or request a quote today.