Maintaining a Road Base Driveway

Fresh Layers of Road Base Gravel Every 1-2 Years
September 24, 2019 | KK Ranch Stone & Gravel

Crushed Limestone Road Base GravelA crushed limestone road base gravel driveway is a classic, low-maintenance, and inexpensive solution for many residents in rural areas. It matches almost every home and structure and is a pretty easy undertaking for the DIYer. Throughout Texas, crushed limestone road base gravel remains a perennially popular driveway material, not only for its aesthetics, but also for its relatively low cost in comparison with the alternatives.

If you maintain your crushed limestone road base gravel driveway, you'll find it is a very reliable and effective material that can withstand the weight of heavy vehicles without being too rough small cars. While many homeowners love the versatility and beauty offered by crushed limestone road base gravel, no one wants to continually invest a lot of time or money in taking care of their driveway.

After time, usage, and exposure to the Texas rain and heat, crushed limestone road base gravel can shift and loosen.
Without maintenance, this can eventually lead to potholes, ruts, and more. If your driveway has problems with standing water, erosion, and potholes then grading your driveway is the answer. For best results, the crushed limestone road base gravel should be at its highest point in the middle of the driveway, feathering down towards the edges at 2%-5%.

For a healthy, long-lasting driveway, it’s wise to apply a fresh layer of crushed limestone road base gravel to the surface at least every 1-2 years. Keeping your driveway clear of debris, weeds, and standing water will ensure your driving on it without problems for a long time to come. Thinned-out areas should have fresh layers of crushed limestone road base gravel applied instead of pulling from other areas of your driveway.

KK Ranch Stone & Gravel in Cleburne offers delivery of crushed limestone road base gravel all over Johnson County including Cleburne, Burleson, Joshua, Keene, Alvarado, Rio Vista, Grandview, Godley, and surrounding areas. We offer 6, 12, and 21 yard loads of road base, stone, sand, remix, and gravel for the general public, contractors, masons, road crews, and landscaping companies. KK Ranch Stone & Gravel delivers Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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