Crushed stone provides a multitude of exciting designs for a driveway. The wide variety of stone provides endless design potential for durable, affordable walkways, driveways and roadways.
The many options available can make it difficult to decide which crushed stone is the best for your driveway. When choosing a stone, consider your aesthetics needs as well as the usage of the area. ReAgg serves as experienced crushed stone suppliers in Baltimore that can provide the material for your dream driveway.
Most driveways use gravel of at least three different sizes. These layers create a level, stable surface with good drainage. Subgrade is the compacted soil at the very base of the area excavated for the driveway. In areas with loose, grainy soil, it is often necessary to create this layer.
Over the subgrade, the sub-base is layered. It is made of larger crushed stone between one and a half to two and a half inches in diameter. This is sometimes mixed with stone dust or smaller stones. The base layer is composed of smaller crushed stones than the sub-base. These three layers create a solid foundation for the surfacing material.
The surfacing layer creates the ultimate look of the crushed stone driveway. Surfacing materials are where you have the most options. Quarry process stone, crushed stone, washed clean stone, pea gravel, and marble chips can all be used as surfacing material.
Standard gravel is the most common type of crushed stone. It is created from pulverized limestone, trap rock, gneiss or granite. The most commonly used gravel is three-quarters of an inch in diameter. This diameter is the safest to drive on and the most comfortable to walk over while remaining heavy enough to stay stable.
Washed Clean Stone
Washed clean stone is much like standard crushed stone only the stone has been meticulously screened, sized and cleaned to remove excess dust and residue. This lets the natural beauty of the stone show through and gives a clean finish with minimal dust.
White Marble Chips
White marble chips are an elegant choice. The white/off-white stones catch the light beautifully, making them sparkle. The way the stones reflect sunlight makes them ideal for areas of the property that need some heat deflection.
Pea gravel is composed of smooth, rounded stones and is available in many colors such as brown, tan, rust, yellow, blue, and white. The beautiful natural appearance, smooth texture, and color options make this stone is perfect for a wide variety of homes.
Choosing materials for your driveway may seem overwhelming but there are many resources to find the right stone for your lifestyle. For crushed stone delivery in Baltimore, start your driveway project by getting a quote from ReAgg!
Call us at (301) 336-6700 or toll free at (888) 554-1503 for crushed stone delivery in Baltimore and surrounding cities throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.