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What are the Steps to Lay a Gravel Driveway


Step 1 – Remove the existing base.

Step 2 – Create a sub-base.

Step 3 – Lay weed membrane.

Step 4 – Choose your gravel.

Step 5 – Calculate the amount of gravel required.

Step 6 – Lay your gravel.


Your gravel driveway should consist of 3 parts,

  1. The sub-base

  • Remove the existing base so that you have firm ground underneath (not topsoil). Using a sub-base that consists of various sized pieces of aggregate that compact together, crushed Stone is crushed up stone combined with rock dust.


2. Weed membrane

  • The weed membrane should be laid directly under the gravel on top of the sub-base.


3. Gravel

  • Ideally select an decorative aggregate that is hard wearing and angular.

  • Calculate the amount of gravel required

  • Lay your gravel



How To Measure How Much Gravel You Need

  • Once you have mapped out the scale of your project area, use the following guidelines and tools to help you calculate a more accurate measurement:

  • When planning to fill in your desired space, remember that gravel should be 8-inches deep minimum.

  • The following measurements are a guide to the amount of gravel coverage per cubic yard 1 cubic yard = 3” depth for 100 square feet.

  • If you’re still not sure of your measurements, you can use a gravel calculator. This will take all of the guess work out for you and allow you to simply input the measurements of your driveway, the amount of gravel you want depth wise, and get an exact calculation.



Danosh Sand & Gravel is up and running in Woodville for all you aggregates and Soil needs.

If you need any help or advice on choosing the right product please give our friendly team a call at (905) 960-0427.












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