How Much Gravel Do I Need for a DIY Patio? 

The foundation of any great DIY patio starts beneath the surface with the right base layer gravel. Choosing the correct type can make all the difference in durability and drainage, ensuring your patio stands the test of time. ⁠ 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you calculate the right amount of gravel for your patio, choose the best materials, and ensure a smooth installation. 

  1. Measure Your Patio to Determine Material Needs 

The first step in calculating how much gravel you need is to measure the dimensions of your patio. 

Use the formula: height x length to determine the total area.  

For example, if your patio is 10 feet long and 8 feet wide, your total area is 80 square feet.  

  1. Choose Your Materials 

For a sturdy and long-lasting patio, we recommend a two-layer gravel system. Start with a base layer of “A” granular gravel. This layer provides a solid foundation and helps with drainage. On top of this, add a packing layer of 1/4 chip gravel to create a smooth, level surface.   

  1. Order Your Materials 

Once you have your measurements and know the types of gravel you need, it’s time to order your materials. We offer a variety of gravels to suit different needs and preferences. Simply give us a call, and one of our professionals will provide a quote for the required materials.  

Pickup or Delivery Options 

We understand the importance of convenience in your DIY project. That’s why we offer both pickup and delivery services. You can pick up your gravel or have it delivered directly to your location in Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Paris, Ayr, or Brantford.  

Calculating how much gravel you need for your DIY patio is a straightforward process when you follow these steps. By measuring your patio area, choosing the right materials, and ordering from a reliable supplier, you can ensure a successful project.  

For a quote or to schedule a delivery, give us a call at 519-622-9702 today!

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