'Are Gravel Grids worth it?' A blog by IBRAN

'Are Gravel Grids worth it?' A blog by IBRAN

Some of IBRAN's most frequently asked questions include 'Are gravel grids worth it?' 'What are the pro's and con's of using gravel grids to replace your driveway surface?' 'Is it really worth it buying them?'

Gravel grids are inexpensive and will save you money in the long term

IBRADRIVE gravel grids aren't cheap, flimsy bits of plastic that fall apart the minute a car tyre even glances at them, these grids are solid, reinforced mesh structures designed to take an absurd amount of weight whilst holding gravel in place. While strength is a massive bonus, these grids are designed to help reduce the amount of gravel you need to cover an area to just 60-70kg/sqm.

In the longer term you'll find these grids reduce the amount of gravel lost to the road, to your footpath and to your tyre treads! Compared to other surfaces, the overall cost of laying a grid-bound gravel driveway is quite affordable.

With your sub base or existing but degrading solid surface in place, a bulk bag of gravel (without shopping around too much) from Jewson's will set you back only around £60 for 800kg. This 800kg will cover 10-11sqm, bringing the cost to around £5.45-£6 a sqm!

You can drive over them in winter or with a motorbike

In the 15 years IBRAN have tweaked the design and added new features having thanks to your feedback. Less advanced designs were notoriously bad for being slippery in the snow and for motorbikes.

The simple solution to that - add anti slip nodules on the top surface. This means you can use your gravel driveway the whole year through, without ever getting your wheels stuck or spinning, no matter whether it's snowed! The year through, gravel driveways that have been reinforced with grids are stronger, more resilient and easier to drive over than any gravel driveway.

Gravel grids are definitely worth the investment for a strong, durable driveway surface that costs less and lasts longer!

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IBRAN is a UK manufacturer of recycled plastic ground reinforcement and drainage materials for use in domestic and commercial groundworks and surfacing projects.

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