Crushed rock, like gravel, is available in several sizes ranging from 3/8-inch up to 4-inches. Since the rock has been crushed, it has sharper edges than gravel and less consistency in size. And crushed rock’s color palette is more neutral, typically available in white or grey hues.
- Like gravel, crushed rock has a variety of uses, but most are underground. Smaller crushed rock – between ½-inch and ¾-inch – is used as a base for concrete pours, as backfill, for drainage systems or as pipe bedding.
- Larger crushed rock provides a substantial, stable surface for driveways, road shoulders, and parking areas. It can also be useful for landscaped paths or garden beds. With its rough edges delivering a sharper surface, crushed rock isn’t recommended for running paths or playgrounds.