The best gravel for using in residential applications, from foundations for a terrace or concrete block retaining wall, to driveways, is often referred to as processed gravel crushed foundation, commonly known as bank run gravel.
What Is Bank Run Gravel?
Bank run gravel is a sand and stone mixture of crushed 80% of stones which range from a small pea gravel to 4″. It consists of sand, dirt and around 2” stone. Bank run gravel consists mostly of sand. It’s an affordable choice for backfill projects.
Bank run gravel has large stones mixed with dirt and smaller stones. The product contains various stone/sand products. Some are sized and washed, while others are sold out of the bank, for fill.
Bank Run Gravel Uses
There is a type of bank run sand that is also known as septic sand. This type of bank run is used in conjunction with traditional and mound septic systems.
Regular bank run gravel is typically used to backfill buildings, roads, drives, and parking lots.
Bank run gravels are gravel which are generally used in applications where the grade needs to be raised several feet or more.
Using Bank Run Gravel for Driveways
In some cases, we would recommend that the whole driveway sub foundation be resurfaced with the 12 inches of new 3″ bank run gravel before applying the finished product of 1″ crushed gravel. If you have been experiencing sunken or muddy areas in your driveway, we advise this treatment.
Whatever the type of aggregate you’re searching for, ReAgg’s experts are always prepared to help clients achieve their project goals with gravel and other crushed stone options.
Whether you need sand or bank run gravel in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, DC, we help you with a quick, no cost quote. We deliver bank run gravel in Capitol Heights and surrounding areas.