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Gravel Driveways Essex

Gravel Driveways Essex

Gravel driveway installers in Essex

Your driveway is the first point of contact that you, your friends and your family will encounter when visiting your home, so it’s essential to make sure that it’s up to a high standard. Gravel driveways are one of the most popular types of driveways in the country. They look great with all kinds of landscaping, providing a reliable surface with low maintenance requirements.

Our service aims to transform the look and feel of the exterior of your property. We provide you with a wide selection of different gravel driveway designs, from previously designed choices to entirely bespoke options. Our experts can advise you on the ideal type of gravel to lay to match the existing aesthetics of your property. We only use the best gravel for driveway installation sourced from high-quality aggregate suppliers throughout the country.

At Complete Drives & Patios, we aim to present all of your options in a digestible manner, with the hopes of helping you to reach an informed decision. A professionally installed gravel driveway increases the kerb value of your home and adds a striking feature to the exterior of your property. By choosing us to install your driveway in essex, rest assured that you can rely on our specialists to deliver what you need.

Gravel Driveway Installation Essex

Gravel driveway cost Essex

The cost of a gravel driveway will vary for each project and property. The parameters that have the highest effect on price include;

  • Type of gravel used
  • Style & shape of the driveway
  • Size of the driveway
  • Expected deadline for completion & more

Gravel driveway cost can range between £1,500 to £3,500+ depending on these factors. Our team of experts can provide you with an accurate estimate tailored specifically to your home, giving you a clear idea of the overall cost of a gravel driveway.

For an affordable quote for installing a gravel driveway, contact Complete Drives & Patios today on 01702 667338!

Benefits of gravel driveways

There are a wide variety of benefits to gravel driveways, some of these include;

Gravel Driveways Provide Security

Gravel makes a characteristic rustling noise as it is driven and walked over, alerting you to the fact that somebody is approaching your property. Thanks to this noise, gravel driveways give additional warning of approaching guests or even alert you to potential trespassers.

Easy To Maintain

No surface lasts forever, including gravel. But thanks to their simplicity, using gravel for drives makes maintenance incredibly easy. All that’s usually required is a squirt of weed killer and sweeping any gravel that has escaped off to the sides back into the driveway.

Great For Large Driveways

If you need to cover a large area at a low cost, gravel is an excellent option. Regular pea shingle is one of the cheapest aggregates available and comes in a range of qualities. High-quality driveways use rounded pea shingle where stones are generally smooth, making them safe for vehicles and easy on tyres. Gravel driveways are suitable for access roads, cheap home driveways, private roads and some commercial applications.

These are just a few examples of the benefits of gravel driveways. To learn more about these or to obtain a FREE quote, call Complete Drives & Patios today!

Gravel driveway grids

What is a gravel driveway grid, and why do I need it?

There are several reasons why installing a grid underneath the driveway before filling it with gravel is essential. Many people don’t realise the importance of having a gravel driveway grid installed. We use them because they keep the gravel in place, meaning that your gravel driveway lasts for an extended duration of time. It also helps keep the gravel driveway level whilst also ensuring that drainage of wastewater is appropriately managed.

These are just a few of the reasons why having a gravel driveway grid installed is imperitive, ensuring that the maintenance of your driveway is easier.

Gravel driveway structure

Preparation for laying a gravel driveway

Laying a gravel driveway isn’t as simple as pouring aggregate on top of topsoil. It requires careful preparation of the ground, starting with the extraction of topsoil and the insertion of a geotextile membrane to stop the gravel stones from being compressed into the ground.

Our workers are highly trained at Complete Drives and Patios, laying gravel driveways according to best industry practice, including laying the sub-base & geotextile membrane to the final finishing touches.

Gravel driveway installation near you

If you’re not sure what your gravel driveway requirements are, don’t worry. By choosing us, you’ll gain access to our knowledgeable team to provide you with expert guidance on your gravel driveway.

Complete Drives & Patios install tarmac driveways and gravel driveways in Essex. The areas that we offer our services to include,
but are not limited to;

Laindon, Langdon Hills, Corringham, Basildon, Ilford, Loughton, Redbridge, Southend, Stanford-Le-Hope, Leigh-On-Sea, Rayleigh, Grays, Upminster, Hornchurch, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Braintree, Ingatestone, Maldon, Billericay, Wickford, Pitsea, Harold Wood, Woodford Green, Burnham, Witham, Harlow, Mersea, Brentwood, Thorpe Bay, Shoeburyness, Westcliff-On-Sea, West Horndon, Benfleet, Romford, Colchester, Barking, Dagenham, Woodham Ferrers, Rochford.

Call our team today to request your FREE Gravel Driveway Quote!

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