Tigard Sand & Gravel Blog

Top Tips for Refreshing Your Gravel Driveway

Gravel driveways are an extremely popular solution for many reasons. For example, they are a whole lot cheaper than a paved driveway. Not only that, but they look great, especially if you live in a more rural area. However, gravel driveways will take a bit of maintenance to keep them looking and functioning at their…

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How to Choose the Right Size for Gravel

Did you know that gravel can have many uses around your home? You can use it to create an easy-to-maintain flower bed, a simple walkway, or to accent other features in your yard. While you might have a few unique ideas that involve gravel, how do you know exactly which size of gravel you’ll need?…

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5 Surprising Uses for Sand

Sand is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your property. There are several creative ways to use sand. Sand is generally an affordable material that is easy to work with, which is why so many people enjoy working with sand on their projects. Below are a few surprising uses for sand…

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What Types of Fill Materials Can Be Used for Construction?

Whether you’re starting a new landscaping project or you’re building a retaining wall from scratch, the type of fill material you use can have a major impact on the final results. If you want to ensure that your project will last for many years to come, then you need to do your research so that…

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What Are the Benefits of Recycled Concrete?

When you’re in the middle of a construction project, old and unwanted concrete can leave you wondering what to do with all of the leftover material. Most of the time, the answer ends up being to either work around it or toss it. The problem is that this ends up being a waste of your…

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Top Materials for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

Top Materials for a Low-Maintenance Landscape A lush, beautiful garden is every homeowner’s dream. Now that more people are working from home, who wouldn’t want to look out from their window and see beautiful landscaping? While a gorgeous garden will definitely give your curb appeal a major boost, it also requires a lot of time…

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Maintenance Tips for Gravel

Maintenance Tips for Gravel Gravel driveways are more common for homes that are located outside of the city. While they require more maintenance than an asphalt driveway, gravel driveways also have many benefits. It’s important to make sure your gravel driveway stays in good condition, especially before the winter snow hits. Here is our list of…

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How does climate affect sand used in a landscape?

How does climate affect sand used in a landscape? Any landscape can be beautiful if given the right amount of time, attention, care. But tropical climates like what is along the coast of Florida and dry, arid climates like what we see in Arizona have unique environments. These areas come with their own set of…

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Tips for maintaining gravel in winter weather

Tips for maintaining gravel in winter weather Gravel is a popular material among many homeowners looking for an affordable, long-lasting option for their driveway. Speak with a contractor to learn about the many different applications for gravel. To keep your gravel driveway looking great for years to come, you must stay on top of a proper…

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How to keep your pavement surfaces from becoming icy

How to keep your pavement surfaces from becoming icy The cold season can bring heavy winter storms that leave you spending the majority of your free time shoveling snow. In fact, most homeowners and business owners alike, list snow and ice removal as a common pet peeve. Luckily, there are several options available to help…

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