Paving and Repair Company Decatur, TX
The city of Decatur, Texas was named in 1858 in honor of the naval hero Stephen Decatur. As a part of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, Decatur is located 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth and 45 miles northwest of Dallas and located in Wise County.
Decatur is home to many beautiful outdoor parks, making it a gorgeous place to live and visit. Rucker Pond is a must visit and is a reservoir inside the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. Rucker Pond is home to largemouth bass and has free, public access for recreational use. The area is opened year round and you can camp, hike, hunt, and fish. You can also get to the Palo Pinto Mountains from Decatur.
The city also has many historic properties, which are breathtaking to see. The administration building for Decatur Baptist College (which is now known as Dallas Baptist University and has since moved to Dallas) makes the top of the National Register of Historic Places in Decatur. This Texas city will not disappoint you with it’s natural and architectural beauty.
Gravel Driveway Installation in Decatur
When determining what paving material would be best for your needs, whether they be residential or commercial, it is important to consider the length of the driveway you are needing, the climate in the area and your budget. We have many clients who prefer the material choice of gravel for their driveways because they are clearly the most affordable option upfront. It is very important to note, however, that although various types of gravel driveways are extremely cost effective at first, over time a gravel driveway will require the highest amount of maintenance, such as a sealcoating for the top layer every two to three years.
A factor to also take into account is that you must add additional gravel every two to four years to your driveway, especially if you have a sloped driveway or experience extreme weather conditions. Every year you must apply a herbicide to the surface of your gravel driveway and also rake your crushed rock driveway to put it back into its proper place. You must also get a professional sealcoating done very few years, to preserve the surface and avoid costly asphalt repairs. With those aspects in mind, if this is something that you are up for, a gravel driveway would be a great and affordable choice for you.
Types of Gravel Driveways in Decatur, Texas
When installing a crushed rock driveway, there are various types of gravel factors that come to play in this paving method. What makes this paving method different from others is the fact that there are three different sizes of gravel that will be used in the entire process to complete your gravel driveway.
For the foundation layer of your gravel driveway, the gravel that must be used is made up of rocks that are the size of baseballs. In asphalt contractor terms, these rocks are called #3 stones and are the biggest rocks used in the project. The #3 stones allow for good drainage and a sturdy foundation. The middle layer consists of crushed rocks, which are about the size of golf balls are. This layer of gravel is referred to as #57 rocks. Last, the top layer of your gravel driveway that must be installed consists of marble sized rocks.
What is nice about the top layer is that you have the option to choose what kind of stones and color you would like your driveway to be. Your gravel driveway can appear to look black, gray or even rust, depending on the type of stones you pick. There are numerous options to pick from for your top layer of your gravel driveway, which allows you to put your personal touch on it.
Some stones for top layers that are available for a gravel driveway are granite, concrete, limestone and crushed shale to name just a few. At Tar and Chip Texas, we will work with you to get the stones that will best fit the look you are going for a beautiful new driveway in Decatur.
Gravel Driveway Cost in Decatur
We have proudly been serving the entire State of Texas for many years, and we enjoy bringing our professional asphalt contractor services to the great city of Decatur. With Tar and Chip Texas, there really is no paving job that we consider to be too big or too small. Whether you are in the market for a gravel driveway, asphalt repair, seal coating for a current asphalt pavement investment, we are here to serve you and your city.
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