Gravel Footpaths

Replace Gravel Footpaths with NatraTex

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Gravel footpaths in their traditional sense, consist of a loose layer of aggregate or scree to define a path or driveway. A conventional route is marked out, the turf is then trimmed and removed. The exposed soil is compacted, a weed proof membrane is installed along with edging, before large aggregate is installed. Once this has been levelled, a layer of fine gravel is used as the top decorative layer.

NatraTex has a range of materials which offer an alternative to these types of gravel footpaths with considerable benefits.

Go Beyond Conventional Gravel Footpaths with NatraTex Products

Loose gravel footpaths can be slippery and pose a mobility issue to people who have difficulty walking, parents with buggies or prams, and those who rely on wheelchairs. Another disadvantage is that over time, the gravel will disperse, spilling over the edges and it will need replenishing. Eventually aggressive and invasive plants can breach the weed membrane therefore a gravel footpath needs regular maintenance.

NatraTex offer a choice of alternate products which deliver a fully bonded aggregate surface. The gravel and chippings are still visible, but the pathway is easy for everyone to walk or wheel over. It has great longevity, doesn’t require maintenance and is quick and easy to install. NatraTex Cotswold imbues a warm and welcoming tone to any hard landscaping.

NatraTex Colour gives a wide choice of colours for highly imaginative options. Our latest product, ChipTex, consists of bound coloured chippings which can be scattered over and rolled into traditional asphalt during installation, transforming it into a decorative surfacing, with a textured appearance, but without the slip hazard associated with unbound gravel footpaths.

Discover a Superior Solution to Gravel Footpaths

NatraTex decorative paving is a high quality surfacing providing a practical and creative alternative to gravel footpaths. For further information about these products, their materials and technical specifications, please contact us today.