1/2" CRUSH CLEAR & 3/4" CRUSH CLEAR
This product is available in both the ½ inch or ¾ inch sizes, Crushed Clear Rock is a popular choices for pathways leading to home entrances, or anywhere in need of drainage. The name “clear” refers to the absence of a binding agent, meaning less small material to track in on shoes and boots. The difference between the ½ inch or ¾ inch is mostly appearance, with the ½ inch looking more decorative and less commercial. The benefit of a “clear” product is less moisture retention, so less chance of vegetation taking hold in your pathway. Installed with a good weed barrier below it, the Crushed Clear Rock should remain relatively weed free. The issue of depth, like driveways, is still to be considered, as a deep layer of Crushed Clear Rock is more likely to move when walked on.
3/8" CART PATH
This Product, also known as screenings, gets its name from its use on the golf course. Consisting of 3/8 crushed rock and crusher fines this product will pack up nice and hard and is mainly used for pathways, driveways or anywhere a heavier wheeled vehicle such as a tractor would need to travel often. The only downside to the product is its lack of drainage. If drainage is a concern for you, we would recommend the 3/4 Stone Base which has the same binding agent however the larger rock allows for better drainage.
3/4" STONE BASE
This material, also known as road base, is a 3/4 Crushed Rock with screenings which act as a binding agent allowing the product to pack up hard and stand up in high traffic areas. It is mainly used for driveways, parking areas, pathways, or anywhere you want a compact surface while still providing drainage.
TIPS FOR CREATING A GRAVEL PATH OR DRIVEWAY
There are many different material options for driveways and pathways. Various gravel materials offer different results. The following is only a guide, designed to be of assistance when choosing your material/products. Much of the decision is really about customer preference. Most existing driveways will require only approximately 2 inches of depth of material to resurface it back to original condition. This is also a variable, since some conditions, such as potholes or deep mud may increase the depth required.