Homeowners often go for gravel driveways as an attractive alternative to pavement or concrete. Available in a wide variety of shapes and colours, gravel driveways can accentuate a home or landscape. Granite rock often makes up the gravel because it is durable and commonly available from many construction and landscaping suppliers. As holes begin to form in a gravel drive from erosion or wear, make repairs to prevent more extensive damage.
Put on a pair of sturdy leather work gloves to protect your hands while making the repair.
Shovel gravel into the hole. Place enough gravel to fill one-third of the hole. Spread the gravel with a shovel to cover the bottom of the hole, and tamp down firmly.
Shovel more granite gravel into the hole to fill the hole two-thirds full. Spread to cover the hole, and tamp down firmly.
Complete filling the hole by placing enough gravel to fill the hole plus some extra. Spread the gravel with a shovel and smooth with a rake.
Work the gravel out to the surrounding gravel driveway around the hole to smooth the repair so it blends.
Things you need
- Granite gravel