Pea Gravel – All You Need to Know
Are you looking for a versatile, eye-pleasing solution for your next landscaping or home-improvement project? If so, pea gravel might be the material for you. This page looks at what pea gravel is, what it is used for, and how you can obtain it for your projects.
What Is Pea Gravel?
Pea gravel is the smallest type of washed gravel. Each individual piece is about 3/8″ in diameter. Because pea gravel comes in a spectrum of colors, it can be quite fetching. It is also an affordable material, making it a good option for staying under your project’s budget.
What Is Pea Gravel Used For?
Like many types of gravel, pea gravel has both practical and decorative purposes. In particular, it is used in aboveground applications where visual appearance is important.
Specifically, pea gravel is great for a wide variety of home-improvement projects. It can be an attractive option for surfacing an outdoor patio, especially smaller ones. As BobVila.com points out, pea gravel patios are affordable, are flexible in terms of design, and strong from a drainage standpoint.
Among other uses, pea gravel can also be used for walkways, to surround gardens, plant containers, and fire pits, and on driveways and terraces. Its color range and unobtrusive appearance allow it to blend into virtually any property. Check out this HGTV slideshow for specific ideas and examples of what pea gravel can do for your home.
Obtaining Pea Gravel
If you’re interested in using pea gravel for your next project in the Arlington, Washington, area, East Valley Sand and Gravel can meet your needs. We provide materials on both a pickup and delivery basis.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through our contact page or by calling 360-403-7520. Additionally, to get a rough idea of how much material you will need, you can check out the fills material calculator at the bottom of this page. Another resource is our page on material costs. We look forward to hearing from you!