Gravel driveway’s are one of the least expensive routes to take when installing a driveway, but can be a nuisance if it becomes filled with potholes and weeds. As more people are turning to gravel and stone driveways instead of the impenetrable tar or concrete ones, it is important to know how to maintain them.
Weed it. If you allow weeds to grow in the gravel, dirt will accumulate and then rain will be able to get down into the base of the driveway. However, use weed killer instead of pulling the weeds so you don’t pull up the roots and make holes.
Keep a crown for water drainage. This basically means to keep the level of the driveway highest in the middle. If your driveway was not designed this way, then just make sure one side is a little higher than the other so the rain can drain off.