The benefits of a crushed stone driveway include the low cost, easy maintenance, quick installation and water permeable nature of the material. Gravel and crushed stone come in a variety of colors and rock sizes, allowing for different looks to match different home styles.
Crushed rock is one of the cheapest materials used for driveways. The installation is easier than most other driveway materials, and it is ready for use right away, unlike other materials which need time to cure. Once installed, the driveway doesn't need much maintenance other than topping off the gravel or filling in settled spots occasionally. Gravel eliminates cracking and sinking that can happen with asphalt or concrete. Water runs down through the crushed stone instead of running off of the driveway as it would on a solid surface.