Date: May 24, 2016

News - 5 Best Uses for Pea Gravel

Pea Gravel


Pea gravel is a great inexpensive aggregate for many common projects.  Let's take a quick look at the top five:


1. Walls

Blockfill grout with a pea gravel composition is optimal for commercial walls or residential block homes.  Blockfill grout has a high fluidity material with an 8 to 10 inch slump and therefore is guaranteed to flow into all the crevices and grout space of the masonry unit or mold.  The end result is a strong structure that is less labor intensive.    


2. Drainage

For proper drainage, particle composition with plenty of void space is more important than particle size.  Rounded particles are best as they help to maintain that void space for rain to flow through.  Pea gravel is pretty much a standard material along with a few other course and fine aggregates when installing various types of pipes.   


3. Swimming Pool Decks

Swimming pool decks can be paved with colorful pea gravel to add ornamental value to a pool.  Instead of pavers or regular concrete, swimming pool owners may have the deck spread with the material for an eye appealing exposed aggregate texture.  This smoother surface is also easier on foot traffic.


4. Driveways

Driveways that are a bit rough and are in need of an inexpensive improvement can utilize pea gravel.  For an even and clean ride, cover the driveway with the gravel so it is at least 4 to 6 inches deep. 


5. Walkways

Pea gravel also doesn’t have to be limited to driveways but can also continue into an inviting walkway. Or for something with a little more strength, try exposed pea gravel mixes for a sidewalk or pathway.  

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