When it comes to gravel, The Rock Place is the top gravel supplier in Nashville TN. If you already know the exact type of gravel you’re looking for, go ahead and give us a call at (615) 459-9200 and let one of our trained associates assist you in getting what you need. However, if you aren’t sure what kind you need, we can help you make that determination below.
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Choosing Your Gravel
First, you need to consider how this gravel will be used. If you are looking to decorate a planned landscaping project, or just want to add some aesthetic variation to your yard, you are looking for decorative gravel. We already have a portion of our site dedicated to decorative gravel and we encourage you to check out the link above. You can also check out our full product list to see every type of stone we carry
However, if you wanting to use it to lay your driveway or sidewalks, or use it as a draining mechanism for, say, a septic system, you are looking for functional gravel. This type is ideal for things such as draining water or protecting your yard from erosion. In other words, this gravel serves a purpose.
So what type of functional gravel is most prominent? That would be limestone. You can use other types of stone for your driveway, but limestone is traditionally used the most. Why? Because you want the finished product to be packed firmly and limestone is optimal for this. Limestone is all different types of sizes and is also angular in shape, allowing a tight fit against each other, resulting in an even surface. If all of the stones are the same size, like with pea gravel, they will not bind with each other, creating an uneven surface and also creating the problem of being loosely packed.
Also, limestone contains packing dust. Such dust helps the limestone bind together for an even firmer, flatter surface.
All of these attributes of limestone makes it the optimum choice for functional gravel.
But you are not limited to limestone. The Rock Place has other options. If you don’t particularly care for limestone, you can find the same functional features in lava rock. Red or black lava rock is already broken down into irregular shapes so that it too will provide the same functional benefit as limestone.
So, you have options. You can use traditional limestone or you can use lava rock (red or black) as well. It’s your call. The best thing to do is call us at (615) 459-9200 and explain what we’re looking for. We’d be more than happy to help you make the determination on which gravel would be right for you.
The Rock Place — Your Nashville Gravel Supplier
Whether you are looking for decorative or functional gravel, your best bet for the right gravel supply in Nashville is the Rock Place. Why? Because we literally have the largest selection of gravel in Middle Tennessee. There is no other supplier in Nashville that can match us in this regard. We also offer incredible pricing as well as on-site delivery. With all of these benefits, there’s no reason to go to anywhere else!
If you’re looking for gravel, The Rock Place is the company for you. Why don’t you come check us out and see for yourself?