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Gravel Driveway Edging - 8' x 1” x 2.25” Mill Finish - 264LF per Carton

$882.88

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SKU 30100

Our Gravel Driveway Edging is a L-shaped and flexible aluminum edging product that helps to provide a consistent edge along asphalt and gravel projects. This product, made by Permaloc, provides a strong and uniform 90 degree edge that gives your gravel driveway a clean, finished look. This product provides a uniform thickness and consistency on your driveway border. It also helps to keep the gravel from migrating off of your driveway.

This LEED qualified edging can be sued in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. It is made of 6005 Aluminum Alloy.

Dimensions: 1″ x 2-1/4″ (25.4mm x 57.15mm)

For asphalt applications.

Product Specifications

Length per section: 8'

Connectors are included

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Sizes & Finishes

  • Engineered to extend the life of asphalt pavement by helping to prevent broken edges, provide uniform thickness throughout the pavement surface, and provide a finished, maintainable look along the asphalt border.
  • Permaloc’s patented AsphaltEdge is the only product specifically designed to perform as an integral restraint system for asphalt.
  • Details: Available in 1” x 2 1/4” (Wall Height x Base), 11/2” x 21/4”, 2” x 21/4”, 21/2” x 2 1/4”, 3” x 3”, 4” x 3”, and 5” x 3”
  • Material: 6005 Aluminum Alloy

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Residential Gravel Driveways

There are several ups and downs when deciding on an asphalt or concrete driveway. One downside is the cost, you will have to bring in a professional installer to lay down the asphalt or concrete which can cost several thousands of dollars and it doesn't stop there.

Both asphalt and concrete need continual maintenance after construction which will cost even more money. On top of that, the installer has to reseal the driveway every few years creating another added cost.

Think Gravel

If you decide to have a gravel driveway, there are several good benefits. You do not have to hire a professional installer, and the materials for a gravel driveway are a great deal less expensive. Also, you can do it yourself which will save you a lot of money.

Longevity

Gravel driveways require low maintenance and will last a very long time. Gravel driveways do not degrade over time which will save on repairing surface cracking that is commonplace with paved surfaces like asphalt and concrete.

Gravel Driveway Diagram

Diagram of Gravel Driveway Edging

Basic Maintenance

If you have a routine maintenance schedule, the chances of having to totally redo the driveway is practically zero. The base layers can last for many, many years as long as you maintain the top layers.

Over time, gravel will move but not very much, the rocks will move off to the sides of the driveway. If the gravel shifts, it's very easy to correct. Simply re-level the top layer and add some more gravel if you need it.

Gravel Is Environmentally Friendly

Gravel driveways will prevent runoff water from forming streams of debris that will run into the street. Because gravel is porous, it will (generally) prevent standing water from collecting into puddles or ponds on the surface of the driveway. When water accumulates on a paved driveway, it will cause water to move to another nearby area such as your front yard.

Also, if your paved driveway runs near your house or another building, water will drain into the foundation. Water seeping into a foundation will cause structural damage. If you have a gravel driveway water will be directed to drain into the right places very easily.

How To Use Landscape Fabric

The first thing you have to do for constructing a gravel driveway is laying down landscape fabric. This geotextile fabric is an extremely important step for a successful project.

In order to get the best results, you must know how to use the fabric so you will have a successful finish to the project. It won't do you any good if you have no idea how to work with landscape fabric or how to apply it to your gravel driveway. Following each step in order will decide whether your gravel driveway will work the way it's supposed.

The Sizes Of The Gravel Rocks

When constructing the driveway, each layer of gravel will need different sizes of rock. Do Not use rounded rocks, they can easily shift and move away from each other. It's strongly suggested you only use angular rocks.

Needed Tools

You will need different rakes and shovels to spread the gravel. You will have to purchase a tamp or leveler to compact the surface before you install the driveway.

Gravel Delivery

You will have to get a service to deliver the gravel. You will need a large dump truck to bring the rocks to you and drop them along the length of the driveway. You will need several trips to deliver the different sizes of gravel. If you need help finding a service, someone at your home improvement center probably has names of various services, or check online.

Driveway with Edging

Aluminum Edging along Driveway

Preparations And Measurements

If you are simply revamping your current driveway, simply measure the current dimensions.  Otherwise, know the area of your future driveway to make sure you have the right amount of fabric and gravel. Use markers that are visible and block off the area where your driveway will be.

Get measurements by multiplying the length by the width. It's a good idea to get more fabric than what the area calls for. You can overlap the fabric and have a backup if any of the fabric rips.

Make sure the area is clear of all vegetation and if the ground is soft, you might have to remove a layer of topsoil. It's really important that you do not build a gravel driveway on soft or mushy ground.

Gravel Driveway with Bend

Gravel Driveway Installation

Level The Ground And Place The Landscape Fabric

Now that the ground is clear, level the ground. If you are creating a short driveway you can use a hand leveler but it's a better idea to rent a leveler from your home improvement center. The area for your driveway must be flat and level so make sure you smooth out any bumps. Once everything is level, roll out the fabric. When laying out the fabric, you might need to place some large rocks at the corners to keep the fabric in place and not blowing around.

Implement the pins and staples to fasten the fabric to the ground. You should add pins according to each square yard of fabric or every 3 feet if you are only pinning the edges of the fabric.

Add Layers of Gravel

Once you have the fabric in place start adding layers of rock. The base gravel should be at least 4 inches in diameter and have rough edges. The dump truck can drop off the gravel layer for you to spread out.

Make sure to tamp to compact the base layer before starting the middle layer. Once it's compacted, the base layer of gravel should be at least 4 inches deep on top of the landscape fabric.

You have to repeat this process of spreading and tamping for 2 more layers. The middle or second layer should have rocks around 2-3 inches in diameter. The top layer should have smaller, angular rocks. Each layer should be at least 4 inches deep after being compacted.

Installing landscape fabric is a must for gravel driveways. Be sure you have woven geotextile fabric because standard landscape fabric is too thin and can be easily torn during installation.

Add Edging

Finally, to give your driveway a “finished” look and to prevent gravel from spilling into the surrounding dirt from the edge of the driveway consider edging the driveway with aluminum edging. This material provides an attractive look and will keep the edges of the driveway from looking “ragged” or unkept.

In Conclusion

Many homeowners are now building their own driveways. Driveway Fabric is a very critical part of the building process. This fabric will should the lifetime of your project. If you need help with any of the steps talk to people who know gravel driveways and what you need to do.