Choosing the Right Crushed Stone Surfacing for Your Driveway

Choosing the Right Crushed Stone Surfacing for Your Driveway

Crushed stone provides a multitude of exciting designs for a driveway. The wide variety of stone provides endless design potential for durable, affordable walkways, driveways and roadways.

The many options available can make it difficult to decide which crushed stone is the best for your driveway. When choosing a stone, consider your aesthetics needs as well as the usage of the area. ReAgg serves as experienced crushed stone suppliers in Baltimore that can provide the material for your dream driveway.

Driveway Layers

Most driveways use gravel of at least three different sizes. These layers create a level, stable surface with good drainage. Subgrade is the compacted soil at the very base of the area excavated for the driveway. In areas with loose, grainy soil, it is often necessary to create this layer.

Over the subgrade, the sub-base is layered. It is made of larger crushed stone between one and a half to two and a half inches in diameter. This is sometimes mixed with stone dust or smaller stones. The base layer is composed of smaller crushed stones than the sub-base. These three layers create a solid foundation for the surfacing material.

Surfacing Material

The surfacing layer creates the ultimate look of the crushed stone driveway. Surfacing materials are where you have the most options. Quarry process stone, crushed stone, washed clean stone, pea gravel, and marble chips can all be used as surfacing material.

Crushed Stone

Standard gravel is the most common type of crushed stone. It is created from pulverized limestone, trap rock, gneiss or granite. The most commonly used gravel is three-quarters of an inch in diameter. This diameter is the safest to drive on and the most comfortable to walk over while remaining heavy enough to stay stable.

Washed Clean Stone

Washed clean stone is much like standard crushed stone only the stone has been meticulously screened, sized and cleaned to remove excess dust and residue. This lets the natural beauty of the stone show through and gives a clean finish with minimal dust.

White Marble Chips

White marble chips are an elegant choice. The white/off-white stones catch the light beautifully, making them sparkle. The way the stones reflect sunlight makes them ideal for areas of the property that need some heat deflection.

Pea Gravel

Pea gravel is composed of smooth, rounded stones and is available in many colors such as brown, tan, rust, yellow, blue, and white. The beautiful natural appearance, smooth texture, and color options make this stone is perfect for a wide variety of homes.

Choosing materials for your driveway may seem overwhelming but there are many resources to find the right stone for your lifestyle. For crushed stone delivery in Baltimore, start your driveway project by getting a quote from ReAgg!

Contact Us

Call us at (301) 336-6700 or toll free at (888) 554-1503 for crushed stone delivery in Baltimore and surrounding cities throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.


ReAgg is a leading construction aggregate supplier committed to providing quality products and services throughout Suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and the Baltimore Metropolitan areas. In addition to a full line of aggregate products, ReAgg offers top-rated fill materials, sand, gravel, topsoil, millings, cold patch, mulch, salt, lime, erosion control and hardscape stone. All are available for pickup or delivery. Our modern fleet of trucks and state-of-the-art, computerized dispatch system ensures prompt delivery for critical project schedules. We offer on-site crushing and screening of materials with equipment ranging from portable crushers, conveyors and screening plants to backhoes, loaders and a full complement of breaking equipment. We also have a large fleet of dump trucks, flat beds, lowboys, water trucks and flusher trucks, all available for manned rental or contract hauling. We have disposal sites for broken concrete, demolition materials, dirt, rock, asphalt, contaminated and unsuitable soils. For a quote on your residential, construction, commercial, government, or industrial project, call us today at (301) 336-6700 or toll free at 1-(888)-554-1503.