Benefits of using decorative aggregates as a driveway surface

By Cathryn Robson on 04/01/14 in: Decorative Aggregates

When it comes to resurfacing your driveway, it can be tough to decide how to go ahead. One of the easiest and most cost-effective surfaces to lay on your drive can be aggregates. You might be surprised at how versatile and durable they are when used as a surface material. There are several benefits of laying aggregate on your driveway.

An aggregate driveway is extremely durable. As it's made up of lots of little stones or chippings, rather than one big piece, it can't get cracked or chipped with excessive wear. No matter how heavy your vehicle is or how much use your driveway sees, you don't need to worry about causing damage to the surface.

Easy to Clean and Maintain
If you have a large oil spill on a regular concrete or tarmac driveway, you might have a lot of scrubbing to do to make it clean again, if you can ever manage to get out the stain. With an aggregate driveway, you can just remove the dirty material and replace it with more, or rake it thoroughly so that the stained material mixes in with the rest and isn't obvious. If things start to wear a bit thin, just top up your driveway with some extra aggregate.

Comes in a Range of Colours and Textures
Decorative aggregates come in all sorts of colours to suit your tastes and needs. It also comes in a range of shapes and sizes — you can get rounded gravel, angular chippings or even slate chippings and more!

We have dedicated a category specifically for driveways– all you need to do is choose one to your taste!

Have a browse through the website to find out what kinds of decorative aggregates are available to you. If you need help deciding which kind are right for you, Stones4Homes staff are always happy to help.