How to fix holes in gravel driveways

Written by keith dooley | 13/05/2017
How to fix holes in gravel driveways
Repair holes in gravel driveways before the damage gets worse. (Jon Le-bon/Hemera/Getty Images)

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.

Things you need

  • Gloves

  • Granite gravel

  • Shovel

  • Rake

  • Tamper

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

  • Gloves
  • Granite gravel
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Tamper

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