New driveway installations or grading and topdressing of existing surfaces.
A gravel driveway can give a home an updated look and improve the curb appeal of their home. Gravel is an affordable material that requires little maintenance. Puddles that form during a rainstorm may not be indicative of anything other than a rainy day. But water that pools or runs down the middle of the driveway may indicate drainage problems. Such problems may be the result of structural problems with the slope of the driveway, which can cause bigger issues down the road.
Edging the driveway with a material like timber or bluestone can prevent the gravel from washing away should heavy rains fall.
Driveways endure quite a bit of wear and tear over their lifespans, and homeowners who have not given their driveways much thought may want to start looking for potential trouble signs that indicate a need for some driveway maintenance.