What is the best stone for my driveway?

Limestone is often more uniform in colouring, usually coming in white, buff or grey. Gravel is made up of many colours, with common options being brown, white or a mixture of shades.

While aesthetics are important when selecting between limestone and gravel for applications such as a driveway or footbath, both products do look very tidy and decorative when placed, maintenance also needs to be considered.

Limestone is a lower maintenance product and once placed, due to the angular nature of the crushed material, locks into position and forms a more stable and zero maintenance driveway or footpath.

Gravel, on the other hand, is a more rounded particle and therefore shifts about underfoot and the weight of a vehicle. In order for gravel to remain looking decorative and tidy, it requires regularly raking back into position.

As limestone is known for its durability, having been formed under high pressure making it resistant to all kinds of weather conditions, ranging from heat waves to snow, most of our customers choose it.

The long-lasting nature of limestone can be attested to because it was used to create some incredible structures such as the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Limestone is also cost-effective and creates the appearance of a more expensive kind of driveway.


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