Blue Driveway Stone
In addition to our processed topsoil, we offer Blue Driveway Stone. Blue Driveway Stone is a first choice by many homeowners due to how nice it looks after installation. The density of this aggregate is the hardest in the area, so your driveway will last for years to come and won’t turn into dust like other aggregate with time.
If you are not sure how much stone you will need for your project, feel free to give us a call with the length, width, and depth of the area you have, and we will be happy to help you. Delivery fee depends on your location, and we deliver within a 35 mile radius of Piqua, OH. We are looking forward to talking with you.
There are a number of important factors to take into consideration when choosing aggregate for your driveway. You will need to decide what sources of aggregate are in your area. We recommend using Limestone for driveways if it is available. Limestone has a 100% crushed content. This is very important for the driveway so the material doesn’t roll as easy when the driveway is drove on. You will also need to determine the density (how hard the rock is) of the limestone, as it will need to withstand regular vehicle traffic for longevity. The blue material we offer at BJA Enterprises is the hardest limestone aggregate in the area. Drainage and shape will play a very important role in the final outcome of any driveway or parking lot project.
There are two main types of stone that can be used in driveways and parking lots. Naturally formed stone is often referred to as rolled gravel. It gets this term because it has been weathered by water resulting in smoother edges and less dust. Stone that is quarried generally comes out of the ground in larger chunks that requires crushing. The crushing process not only changes the color of the stone but also results in sharper edges and more dust.
Durability is important for any driveway or parking lot. After all, you will be driving vehicles over the stone on a regular basis. Because of its irregular shape and sharp edges, crushed stone generally requires less regular maintenance as the pieces are able to interlock with each other to prevent movement. Rolled gravel, on the other hand, has a smoother texture and therefore tends to move out of the way as vehicle tires roll over it. Rolled gravel generally requires routine maintenance and edging, whereas crushed gravel does not.
Drainage is also an important aspect of any driveway or parking lot project. One of the reasons that many people choose gravel over concrete or asphalt, is its ability to drain water runoff better. There are certain things that must be taken into consideration when choosing the right gravel. Larger stone provides a bigger gap that allows water to pass more readily. Smaller stone, generally provides a smaller gap that can be easily clogged by dust and sediment. The shape of the stone also plays an important part and proper drainage.
Driveway stone comes in many different shapes and sizes to choose from. There are also many different color options out there that can improve the look of any home. Crushed gravel tends to have a more grayish appearance that can detract from the overall curb appeal of a home. Local blue gravel stone, not only improves the curb appeal of any home, but it is a very durable option to choose from. This high-quality stone provides excellent drainage to any driveway or parking lot project. Most of all, it has a very low dust content which makes the task of laying it easier.
You can count on the help of our highly experienced, trustworthy, and friendly team to handle the excavation and installation of a driveway or parking lot with blue gravel stone.