How to Get Crushed Gravel Delivery

Written by Builders Sand & Gravel Inc. on . Posted in Blog

crushed gravel deliveryHow can getting a crushed gravel delivery change everything about the way your yard looks? Well, it’s time to find out. Everyone knows that landscaping is a big part of any home. A house that doesn’t have good landscaping just doesn’t look nice. On the other hand, a home that’s surrounded by great landscaping is far more noticeable and looks far nicer. Good landscaping increases the value of your home. And getting a crushed gravel delivery can help you get amazing-looking landscaping.

What Happens with Crushed Gravel Delivery?

Crushed gravel actually has a ton of uses. Not only can this be used in landscaping areas, but it can also be used for driveways and walkways. There are many types of gravel, from pea gravel to river rock, and you can get crushed gravel delivery with all sorts of specific types of rock to create the exact look for your property that you want.

When you order crushed gravel delivery, usually from a quarry or a landscaping company, you will schedule a specific day to receive the delivery. A large truck containing the gravel will arrive at your property and dump the gravel as specified. You may have the gravel dumped in multiple places. Usually, the delivery person or people driving the truck and dumping the gravel will also spread out the rock somewhat.

There are many reasons why you should use crushed rock in your landscape, and not just because it looks very nice. There are actually many practical reasons why this is such a great addition to your overall outdoor design.

What Can Crushed Rock Do?

A mere one-inch layer of crushed rocks, gravel, or small rocks provides weed control. The weeds have trouble growing between the rocks. The soil does not receive direct sunlight that would otherwise facilitate the growth of weeds, and the weeds have no place to go because they push up through the soil and encounter rocks instead of air. Crushed gravel also helps to keep soil in landscaping areas moist. Any kind of covering on all types of topsoil can help the soil stay moist by allowing it to retain more water. This is why mulch is used; it helps the soil retain water after rainfall by preventing evaporation. Crushed rock does the same thing, and many people find it much more attractive then mulch.

Gravel is a long-lasting material. Where mulch has to be replaced every year and frankly begins losing its looks well before the summer season is over, crushed rock is highly durable. It takes a long time for crushed gravel to lose its color, and it can be washed off if it begins to look dirty or mossy. When it’s time to replace the look of your landscaping again, you can always order another crushed gravel delivery.

Landscaping greatly increases your home’s value and your home’s curb appeal. If you make a landscaping investment before you sell your home, that money will come back to you probably tenfold in resale value. It’s worth it to take the time and spend a little extra money on beautifying the outside of your home because this is what people will see.