How to Repair an Aggregate Driveway Where the Rocks Have Come Loose

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How to Repair an Aggregate Driveway Where the Rocks Have Come Loose
Aggregate is an inexpensive product used on long driveways (Gravel Path image by Allen Stoner from

Aggregate driveways are an alternative to paved driveways and are often used in areas with long driveways in the country. They are fairly sturdy but are prone to erosion and breakdown due to the natural processes of weathering. As such, they require maintenance throughout the year to remain in good shape.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Rake
  • Sand
  • Tamping tool
  • Aggregate

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  1. 1

    Remove all of the aggregate in the damaged area with the shovel. Place the used aggregate in a wheelbarrow. It can be reused but may contain a lot of dirt and debris.

  2. 2

    Level the area with the rake to assure a decent area to work with. Distribute sand in this area and tamp it down with the tamping tool. Make sure it is level.

  3. 3

    Dump aggregate into the area with the sand. Tamp the aggregate down with the tamping tool until it is level. If it is not level with the rest of the driveway, add more aggregate and tamp it down.

Tips and warnings

  • After a rain, add more aggregate and tamp it down. It will take a few rains for everything to settle.

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