Industrial Equipment: Now and Later

Industrial Equipment: Now and Later

Using Stone Gravel for Your Walkway and Driveway

Laurie Washington

Stone gravel can be extremely useful for several landscaping projects. In particular, it will be commonly used for walking paths and driveways. While this is an economical, attractive, and durable solution for these areas, homeowners that are not familiar with using gravel may make a series of avoidable oversights. Here are four ways to avoid some of these common errors. 

1. Use a Gravel Supplier That Can Deliver the Bulk Gravel

It is important to appreciate the difficulty of moving large amounts of gravel. These weight of the gravel can easily exceed the hauling capacity of most small trucks. Furthermore, it can be extremely difficult to unload the gravel if it is loose. Using a stone gravel supplier that will be able to transport the gravel to your home can make it easy to supply yourself the gravel you need while avoiding the costly expenses and difficulties of renting a truck that could be capable of moving the gravel. Learn more by contacting local stone gravel suppliers. 

2. Ensure The Gravel Is Deep Enough

When you are using gravel for a walkway or driveway, you will want to be sure to use at least an inch or two of gravel. Individuals will often make the mistake of simply covering the ground with a thin layer of gravel. This will be much easier to wash away or weeds may even be able to start growing. Keeping the gravel at least an inch or two deep will avoid these problems so that you can enjoy long-lasting results from this undertaking.

3. Use Edging to Keep the Gravel in Place

Failing to use edging to hold the gravel in place can be a mistake that will allow large amounts of gravel to wash away or start to shift positions. Stone edging can be a common choice as it will be able to complement the aesthetic of the stone gravel. However, if you are concerned about costs, wood planks can also be used as edging to help hold the gravel in place for a relatively low cost. In some instances, you may even be able to keep the edging extremely discrete by partially burying it.

4. Periodically Replenish the Gravel                                                                                                            

Every year or two, you should replenish some of the gravel to replace any gravel that washed away or was otherwise displaced. Without this step, the gravel layer will eventually become thin enough to allow plants to start growing. Luckily, you will only need to apply a relatively small amount of gravel compared to what was needed to initially cover these areas.


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Industrial Equipment: Now and Later

Take a look around at the industrial equipment in your facility. Hopefully it is all working and in good shape. If you want to keep it that way, you will need to provide it with the proper care. Every machine has somewhat different maintenance requirements, but in most cases, some lubrication and an annual inspection by a qualified repair professional will go a long way. Here's the thing: you can't be in this industry without the right equipment. So rather than spending more on new equipment, it is wise to care for the stuff you've got. Read more on this and related topics right here on this website about industrial equipment.