How do you keep gravel from slipping?
- Install a gravel grid before pouring gravel.
- Pour an 8–12 inch gravel base of different rock sizes, compacting each layer for durability.
- Install drainage trenches alongside your gravel, to channel water downhill and prevent washouts.
How do you stabilize loose gravel? The two most effective methods for stabilizing pea gravel are cement and permeable pavers. If you’re stabilizing pea gravel with cement, it will hold for a while until it’s eventually damaged by traffic and water exposure.
How do you stop gravel from moving on a slope? The only option for keeping gravel in place on a slope is to stabilize it with pavers. Pavers are locked into the ground and they trap gravel in place, preventing it from coming loose and spreading, even under heavy vehicle traffic.
How do you lock pea gravel in place?
- Excavate the area to a depth of 5–6 inches before pouring pea gravel.
- Add a layer of base rock, then pour pea gravel on top.
- Install a metal border around gravel to keep the looser stones contained.
- Add a water-permeable paver grid to your gravel.