Gravel Driveways

Gravel Driveways Ottawa

We have experience in all types of applications and can help guide you to make the best choices for your project. Gravel driveways in Ottawa can last anywhere from 5-15 years, depending on soil type, site conditions and traffic. If we are doing a new gravel driveway or a gravel driveway restoration, the crucial step is the grading of the driveway and the proper compaction at the end to ensure it is solid. Without these key steps done properly, gravel can become loose, causing potholes and pooling water.

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Gravel Driveway Services Ottawa & Surrounding Areas

  • Gravel driveway restoration
  • Gravel driveway repair
  • Asphalt millings Installation
  • New gravel driveways
  • Private road building
  • Gravel parking lot restoration
  • New gravel parking lots
  • Gravel driveway extensions and pads for new construction

Existing Gravel Driveway Restoration



If we need additional gravel or we can use existing gravel that is there and reshape / restore.


Restore With Existing Gravel

If your current gravel driveway has enough gravel, and it needs to be re-graded and restored, we use a harley rake attachment on a skid steer. The attachment pulverizes the existing gravel and spreads gravel evenly across the driveway. We then touch up and grade if necessary, followed by proper compaction across the driveway. 


Add Gravel

If your current gravel driveway needs to come up and be re-graded, we add gravel and grade. We spread gravel across the entire driveway and then grade properly to ensure proper drainage. Proper compaction completes this process.

New Road Construction


Confirm Layout / Survey If Needed

Confirm new driveway layout either with an existing site survey or helping obtain one along with city permits and whether a culvert is required. 


Clear Land / Excavate

Clear trees as required and excavate for the new gravel base. Compact soil sub-base before gravel installation. 


Install Geotextile Fabric

If geotextile fabric is selected for your new road installation, which we recommend, we install this after soil sub-base compaction before gravel.


Install Gravel Base

Install new gravel base, grade and compact. Each road depth will depend on specific site conditions and scope of work.

Asphalt Millings Driveway Installation


Prepare Base

Grade existing driveway to allow for 2 inches of compacted asphalt millings.


Install Millings

Spread asphalt millings over the entire driveway and grade to the correct elevation.



Compact entire driveway properly with compaction equipment.

Asphalt Millings Process

Why Choose Murray Landscaping?


Our team consists of skilled professionals with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence.

Commitment to Quality

We prioritize using high-quality materials alongside high-quality installation practices to ensure long-lasting landscapes.


We bring innovative ideas and creative solutions to every project, ensuring a unique and personalized touch.

Customer Satisfaction

Our focus is delivering top-notch craftsmanship and exceeding your expectations.


Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a few different services for gravel driveways such as;
Restoration - We re-grade existing gravel to proper slopes and compact.
Restoration + New Material - We re-grade existing gravel then add new gravel as needed and compact.
Asphalt Millings - We re-grade existing gravel then cover gravel with 2 inches of asphalt millings and compact.
Road Building - Building a new home and need a new road built? We can help from land clearing to final grading and compaction of your new gravel driveway.

They both are great at staying firm and compacted. Asphalt millings usually cost just a little bit more to install. Asphalt millings offer a smoother end result.

We measure the grade before, during and after the gravel or asphalt grindings are installed, ensuring the correct slope allowing water to run off.

Yes, you can spread calcium chloride chips before rainfall to help keep the gravel bonded together.

For most gravel driveways they will take one day, while larger ones could take two days.

The least expensive option we offer is a restoration where we use the existing gravel, this saves material costs and time.

Signs include the formation of potholes, uneven surfaces, gravel displacement, rutting, and poor drainage. If you notice these issues, it's time to consider restoration to prevent further deterioration.

Small-scale maintenance tasks, such as filling minor potholes and adding a layer of gravel, can often be done by homeowners. However, major restoration, including regrading and addressing drainage issues, may require professional equipment and expertise.


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