Domestic Driveway


70m² Gravel Fill – X-Grid Black – Domestic Driveway & Path
Completed Gravel Driveway Completed Gravel Driveway
Flower Bed Being Excavated For Gravel Driveway Flower Bed Being Excavated For Gravel Driveway
Hardcore installed and X-Grid being laid Hardcore installed and X-Grid being laid
X-Grid Laid For Gravel Driveway X-Grid Laid For Gravel Driveway
In Progress Gravel Path In Progress Gravel Path
Completed Gravel Path Completed Gravel Path
Close Up Of Gravel Driveway Close Up Of Gravel Driveway
70m2 Domestic Driveway & Path Plan 70m2 Domestic Driveway & Path Plan
THE CHALLENGE

This case study comes from Joseph, he was looking to replace his current concrete driveway and its neighbouring flower bed with a gravel driveway. An issue Joseph was facing was the incline at the front of his home which meant using loose gravel on its own would result in a lot of gravel migration and a require lots of maintenance to keep the aggregates in place. Joseph made the decision to change his driveway after seeing that his soil area was taking up valuable parking space and on cold and icy days, the inclined concrete drive was very slippery and sometimes hard to navigate safely. Thus began his search for a product that would allow him to create a strong, permeable, migration-free and attractive gravel driveway which he could also extended around the side of his house creating a gravel path leading to the garden.

 

THE PROJECT

Joseph completed all of the work himself (with a little help from his children of course!). You can see in the images at the top of the page Joseph’s plan, which he drew up himself so you can see what the area looked like before his work began. He began by digging out the current flower bed and concrete area of his driveway before compacting and levelling a layer of MoT hardcore base. On top of the hardcore he began laying his X-Grid® panels, laying X-Grid takes no time at all thanks to it being lightweight, easy to handle and its simple slot and peg connection system which makes installing large areas much easier. The X-Grid covered the driveway and was then extended up a path which leads to the back garden. Finally, with the X-Grid in place, an attractive angular gravel was used to fill every panel. We estimate that 72kg of gravel is needed to fill each metre squared of X-Grid so you can roughly work out how much gravel you will need for your project.

THE OUTCOME

By replacing his existing concrete driveway and flower bed with an X-Grid® gravel driveway. Without the use of X-Grid there would have been a lot of gravel migration and rutting when driven and walked on meaning it would be less efficient and attractive. But by using X-Grid, Joseph transformed the front of his home from a hardscaped area with a soil area into a strong, attractive, maintenance free and eco-friendly gravel driveway! There will be no migration, no rutting and no chance of slipping on an icy concrete surface now. There is now also far more room for Joseph and his guests to park their cars safely off of the road.

 

 

 

Blog Author: Callum Robinson
Blog Category: Case Studies, Driveways
Date Published: November 1st, 2018