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Old 01-20-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Purchased a bungalow in the Heights (Brooke Smith) area and am thinking of having the driveway redone. It's currently part grass and part gravel and want to do all gravel. Hoping to find some folks on the board who have had work done on gravel driveways and can recommend a good firm and share cost info. Mine is a one car driveway and is about 60 feet long. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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You need someone with a bobcat to spread it. I would use Cowboy Trucking to get the gravel. I used to have a gravel driveway. Was worth every penny to pave it though.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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Thanks Schumacher, is cowboy full service (does more than just deliver gravel but also does landscaping type stuff too?)

Any info on cost?

I thought about paving too but leaning toward the gravel because it kind of goes with the neighborhood and the parking area in front is a gravel pad so want to be consistent in appearance...
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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Have you thought about grass pavers?
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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Have you thought about grass pavers?

Grass Pavers are great, except that they cost about 200% more than concrete and actually take twice as much time and materials to install. They do have a fantastic look though.

Concrete is about $4/ft-$4.5 sqft installed
Pavers are about $5-$5.50/ sqft installed
Grass Pavers are about $7-8.5/sq ft installed, depending upon the grass.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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I did consider grass pavers. I saw that with a house on a different street in the neighborhood. It looks nice but I would be concerned about the maintenance and while I didn't have any cost info, figured it would be pricey to do. I even thought too about doing larger pavers and filling in with gravel rather than grass but not sure how well that would work and I haven"t seen an example in person. That option would likely be more costly as well.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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I did consider grass pavers. I saw that with a house on a different street in the neighborhood. It looks nice but I would be concerned about the maintenance and while I didn't have any cost info, figured it would be pricey to do. I even thought too about doing larger pavers and filling in with gravel rather than grass but not sure how well that would work and I haven"t seen an example in person. That option would likely be more costly as well.
Large pavers with gravel between them are okay for a walk but not a driveway. Gravel drives are nice looking but you may have problems when trying to rake leaves or using a leaf blower.
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