The Best Uses of Drain Rock

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

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Drain rock is uniform gravel that is used to help with drainage. Drainage gravel helps to ensure that water does not pool. It is often used as the first layer in a drainage system.

A trusted gravel dealer will have the drain rock that you need to ensure your project comes together perfectly. This is multi-purpose gravel that can be used for many different applications in your landscaping.

What You Need to Know About Gravel

Gravel is rocks that have been broken into pieces. It comes in different sizes that can be used for different applications. The smallest of the sizes are sometimes referred to as pea gravel. Gravel comes in a wide range of colors (dependent on the quarry of origination). It can be gray, blueish, black or white.

Gravel typically is offered in sizes that range from 3/8ths of an inch, 7/8ths of an inch, 3/4ths of an inch, and 1/2 inch. The edges can be smooth or jagged on the gravel. Drain rock is so named not because of the specific size, color or shape, but because of the application that it will be used for.

This multi-purpose gravel can be used in:

  • French drains
  • Trenches
  • Garden areas, landscaping, and driveways

Gravel can be used anywhere in landscaping. Drain rock (gravel) helps water to drain and can also help to control weeds in the garden. A one-inch layer of gravel in the garden can inhibit weed growth. A simple three-inch trench filled with gravel in areas where there is a drainage problem will in most cases solve the problem.

Driveways, walkways, and garden paths that are constructed with a layer of drain rock and topped off with some decorative river rock Seattle homeowners have found, create a sturdy path that holds up to the largest amounts of rain.

It’s a Natural Solution

Struggling with drainage problems? Drain rock is an easy solution that is natural. You never have to worry about replacing parts, or materials leeching into the ground with drain rock. Get gravel delivery right to your home and cure your drainage problems the natural way.