How Do You Build A Driveway With Sand, Grass Or Gravel?
The concept of building a driveway with grass, sand or gravel is one of permeable paving. There are now alternatives to hard paved driveways. And these alternatives are less expensive to build and maintain as well as better for the ecology. Make construction easier by looking into some of the prefabricated forms made to support permeable surfaces. Grass or gravel paving is held in place with carefully cast polyethylene forms. These forms are set on a firm soil base without the need for the deep supporting materials required by other paving products and cement. Instead, this flexible network creates a support that will be covered with grass, sand or gravel yet keep the surface material from scattering and handle the weight of a car. In addition, the look of the driveway will be natural and allow rainwater to penetrate without washing off and being wasted. Try one of the forms that will virtually disappear once the fill material is used. Most of the forms being sold today are very thin.