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Gravel Roads New Orleans – Recommended Landscaping Services

Big Easy Landscaping is a leading provider of gravel roads in New Orleans. These gravel roads are great alternatives to asphalt roadways and driveways.

Gravel roads and driveways are well-known for their rustic and harsh beauty. The gravel used on roads is typically quarried, a crushed stone that is mixed with a binder to form the final product.

This type of road is considered sustainable because it can be repaved or resurfaced as necessary without any loss in the quality of the material.

For more information about gravel roads and driveways, you can contact us at 504-226-7270.

What Are Gravel Roads?

Gravel roads or gravel driveways are composed of crushed stone, which is graded with sharp angular edges. These properties allow gravel roads to be used in areas where there is high moisture because the stones lock together.

The nice thing about them is that they do not go through as much wear and tear as asphalt or concrete driveways because gravel does not hold heat well, so it doesn’t melt or boil as easily.

In addition to being a more environmentally friendly option, they are more affordable than asphalt and concrete driveways. Gravel mixture is cheap and easily accessible.

Choosing Gravel for Your Driveway

Benefits of Gravel Roads

Gravel surfaces are popular for driveways because they are relatively cheap and easy to maintain. It can also be easily added or removed as needed.

This means that if you require a larger area for parking, additional gravel can be manually added to the driveway. If required, gravel can also be manually removed from an area and repurposed elsewhere or recycled into other projects.

Frequent maintenance is not necessarily required. However, gravel roads can clog up after time and require the removal of impurities such as oil spills and other impurities that build upon the roads.

Benefits of Gravel Roads

Unlike a smoother surface layer, gravel roads are not as easy to skid on.

Other benefits include:

  • Good at draining rainwater and snowmelt away from the roads
  • Drains well even when surrounding areas are wet
  • Quiet when driving on them, unlike asphalt or concrete road that produce a lot of noise from cars driving on them
  • Less expensive than asphalt or concrete, which are two common paving materials
  • Unpaved roads are more environmentally friendly and natural-looking compared to asphalt and concrete
  • More durable than asphalt or concrete
  • An ideal choice for remote, private roads where maintenance is difficult to conduct regularly
  • Controls water flow for surrounding areas

How Do You Maintain A Gravel Road?

Gravel surfaces tend to clog up after time, and it can be difficult to remove impurities such as oil spills without the application of harsh chemicals.

As the gravel deteriorates, it becomes more difficult to remove impurities because the particles become larger.

Machine maintenance is necessary to break down these small pieces and improve drainage. Blades should be sharpened regularly for a smoother finish.

Gravel Road Care and Maintenance

How Much Does It Cost To Maintain A Gravel Road?

With proper care and maintenance, gravel roads can last up to 20 years before requiring a full replacement. This can be a significant saving compared to asphalt and concrete, which typically need to be replaced after 10 years.

Maintenance costs are also cheaper compared to asphalt or concrete roads because gravel does not require as much frequent maintenance.

However, it is important to note that there are additional expenses for removing impurities without harsh chemicals. The cost average for gravel roads is $3.00 per square foot.

Why Choose Our Gravel Road Services

Big Easy Landscaping has been providing affordable and reliable gravel road services across New Orleans for years. We are experienced in gravel road installation, replacement, and maintenance.

You can count on us to take care of all your gravel needs, whether you need to install a new driveway or maintain the one you already have.

We also offer landscaping services, so feel free to contact us if you want advice on what other landscaping features to add to your property.

Call us today for a quote, or schedule an appointment through our website!


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