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Gravel Driveway Makeover-Before and After

Our job today is to take an old gravel driveway that’s been overtaken by weeds and transform it into a clean and crisp new gravel driveway. A job like this is no problem for Schott Services. Driveway laying is one of our specialties. With over twenty years experience in the landscaping business and 5 stars on Google, we are sure that we can help you with your landscaping needs. Need an old barn removed? Give us a ring. Want to clear up all the foliage in your backyard, but don’t know where to start? Don’t sweat it! Hit us up and we’ll be over in a jiffy. Need a new driveway like the one in this video? Contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or for a free estimate on price.

As you can see in the video, this driveway is in bad shape. It’s been mostly covered up by weeds and it looks terrible as a result. To fix this, we need to chew up all the weeds and grass covering the crushed stone. The customer wants us to extend the driveway too, so we’ll need to chew up the ground farther than the driveway originally went.

The tool we use to clear the weeds from the driveway is our Vermeer 925 mini skid steer. We attach a power rake to the mini skid steer and go to town on the old driveway, leaving flat soil on the ground. Unfortunately we can’t salvage any of the old gravel from this driveway, but it’s not an issue because we have newer and better crushed stone to lay down.

The stone we spread on this driveway is #8 wash stone. This stone is sturdy and doesn’t crumble easily, which is something that can happen to lesser stones after being driven over for years. After laying down the stone, we use a grading attachment on our Vermeer 925 to smooth it out. Finally, we can sit back and admire our work.

The video spells it all out. We do this kind of driveway overhaul frequently, so we have lots of experience working with gravel. The finished product reflects our experience. We’re the number one rated landscaping/demolition company on Google in the greater Indianapolis area, so if you need a new driveway, don’t wait to contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or for a free price estimate.

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