How to Keep Driveway Gravel From Shuffling


You can create a fully functional, attractive driveway using gravel. The gravel can be laid evenly throughout and used as a base for the driveway itself. The main supplies you will need are the gravel itself and a truck to haul it in. Once the gravel is laid, you need to take additional steps to keep the driveway gravel from shuffling, or moving out of place. This is important to keep the driveway functioning properly.

Things You'll Need

  • Heavy truck
  • Drive the truck you used to lay the gravel over your driveway several times. This will help compact the gravel, which will keep it from shuffling. The heavier the vehicle you use, the better.

  • Build up a little more gravel in the middle of your driveway so that it angles downward toward the edges. This will help drain water from your gravel driveway. Water can weigh on the gravel, causing it to shuffle.

  • Remove any foreign objects from your gravel driveway. Periodically, you should look through your gravel driveway and remove any leaves, sticks or other objects you might find. These objects make for a poor foundation for your gravel driveway.

  • Keep an eye out for areas where your gravel driveway develops pockets or holes in its composition. This occurs when the gravel shifts. You need to fill in these areas or it will continue to do so.

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