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Benefits Of A Gravel Driveway

Gravel driveways are a firm favourite for some households, here are a few reasons why.

Benefits Of A Gravel Driveway

Posted on - 11.01.21

When people look at shaking up or adding a new driveway to their property, there are a number of options to consider. From the variety of materials to the cost-effective nature, there are many benefits that come with a gravel driveway. Here at D Price & Sons, we’ve been supplying people with decorative gravel for over 25 years. In our latest blog, we’re going to discuss the stand-out benefits of having a gravel driveway. 

Why choose a gravel driveway?

Gravel driveways have proved to be a popular mainstay for a wide variety of reasons. With versatility, easy installation and easy maintenance just a few of the best features, it’s not hard to see why. In order to help you with your decision, we’ve taken a look at our range and included some of our favourite benefits:

  • Wide Variety of Colours
  • Easy to Install Yourself
  • Cost-Effective
  • Easy to Maintain and Replace

Wide Variety of Colours

One of the most attractive features of a gravel driveway is the wealth of different colours available to suit every taste. From plum slate to green granite, our decorative aggregates are available in an array of colours, suitable for the driveway of your dreams. With our selection of decorative gravels, there is sure to be something that catches your eye.

Easy to Install Yourself

It’s often thought that re-laying your driveway would be a lot harder to do than it is. If you’re looking to add a new outline to your driveway with our gravel, it's easy to work with. Laying a gravel driveway and allowing it to settle takes just over a week and can be used immediately after this period. If you choose to take this on as a project during the lockdown, not only will you save on installation costs, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of completing it yourself. 


Gravel tends to be one of the most affordable materials when it comes to relaying your driveway. Just because it’s not as costly, it doesn’t mean that you’re sacrificing a high quality finish either, with many gravel materials being a striking addition to any home. 

Easy to Maintain and Replace

In addition to all of the above-listed benefits, gravel is also incredibly easy to maintain and replace if needed. Depending on the traffic that it will receive, you may lose a few stones here and there. However, these can be easily topped up and can be easily replaced should you ever want a switch of design. 

Help Is On The Way Courtesy of D Price & Sons Skip and Digger Hire

If you’ve now decided to go ahead with a gravel driveway, we have a few services on offer that can help to make your life a little easier. In order to make space for your gravel and an underlayer, you will need to remove some ground. In order to do this, you may be interested in our range of digger hire and grab hire

Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, our digger hires are suitable for most projects and will have you ready to lay your new driveway in no time. Mini-diggers are perfect for driveways where they’re often expected to navigate through tight spaces. Just like full diggers, they can swing around 360° and a range of attachments can be hired alongside them to ensure they are used to maximum effect. 

For waste, our grab hires are perfect, especially for those that don’t wish to commit space for skips. Our grab hire across Staffordshire allows for the quick and safe removal of waste without stress. You can also rest assured knowing that all of your waste will be disposed of responsibly, in line with legal requirements and in an environmentally friendly manner. However, if you would like to use a skip, our sister company DP Skip Hire will be able to supply you with a variety of sizes. 

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions regarding our gravel driveways, gravels or hire services, please contact us. A member of our expert team will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have. For more information regarding our delivery service, you can visit our delivery page, or again speak to our team. 

With over 25 years of experience, D Price and Sons are well equipped to help you with any project. More information, tips and articles like these can be found in our blog. You can also view our full range of hire services and products on our online store. For more information on our selection of decorative aggregates please feel free to contact a member of our expert team, who will be happy to assist you. For information regarding our delivery, you can visit our delivery page, or again speak to a member of our team if you still have any questions. 

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