1/2" CRUSH CLEAR & 3/4" CRUSH CLEAR
This product is available in both the 1/2” or 3/4” sizes, Crushed Clear Rock is a popular choice 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 1/2” or 3/4” is mostly appearance, with the 1/2” 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” Road Base which has the same binding agent however the larger rock allows for better drainage.
3/4" Road 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” 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.