The Pros And Cons Of Dolomite On The Driveway

Pebble or vowels on the driveway? Or can it be something more modern? Dolomite is a famous rock for the construction of roads and garden paths. We already list the advantages and disadvantages. So you can correctly weigh whether dolomite is also something for you.

Dolomite is a kind of decorative paving. It is a natural hardening, a mineral that is formed in limestone. Different grain sizes and colors are available. For the cost price, you have to count on about 35 to 60 euros per ton quickly. The amount depends on the quality and quantity that you purchase. Keep in mind that you have to lay the dolomite about 10 centimeters thick.


Dolomite is relatively quick and easy to place in comparison with other materials. After all, you have to pour it out and take it. You can also feel that on your wallet.

No longer paying attention to peeing after a rain shower.Due to the open structure, the water does not remain on the surface.

Can not you choose between vowels and dolomite? You cancombine it perfectly: here and there some stepping stones or a cobbled pathwith dolomite around.

This type of material is ideal for a ramp that is notentirely straight. After all, the loose pieces of stone fill up every hole.

Can your driveway stand out a bit? Dolomite has a luxuriouslook especially if you go for striking colors.

Other, dark red, beige or straightforward gray? Dolomite isavailable in different types and colors.

Scared in the dark? You hear it immediately when someonewalks or drives in the driveway.


The maintenance of dolomite is – especially in autumn whenthe leaves fall – a big job. For example, you can not brush the leaves togetherlike on a tile floor.
Not a fan of weeding? The open structure makes it easier toget dirt into the ground. As a result, weeds grow after some time.
Some species may discolor or become smaller over time. Thiscan cause a lot of dust, especially in dry weather.

Not a fan of brushing? When it rains, the grit of dolomitesticks to your shoes. You then also bring that inside. A damp mop or doormat isthen a must.

Dolomite is susceptible to distortion and must bereplenished regularly. That costs a little extra money and time.

Children in the house? The rock has paid attention to roughedges when playing. Dolomite is also not recommended for barefoot.

Now you only have to weigh the pros and cons against eachother. Would you choose or do you prefer a driveway with pebbles? Leave it inour reactions.

Handy tips for construction of Driveway of stones in advance:

– Order all vowels in one go to avoid color difference.
– With multiple pallets, you mix the rocks for awell-distributed color mix in your driveway.
– Never remove the bricks layer by layer from a stretcher,but pile from top to bottom again for a proper color distribution of yourpaving.
– Do not clean the pavement with a high-pressure sprayer. Asa result, the stones become more porous and absorb dirt and algae more quickly.
– For your driveway where cars will park, we advise you totake plenty of time for both sandblasting and seaming / seaming afterconstruction. After the sanding of your sand bed, repeat this preferably weeklater.
– Ideally, for driveways, choose stones with a minimumthickness of 7 cm
– Lay connections in elbow or fish grade for better pressuredistribution and thus less chance of driving. More information about all theleggings you can choose can be found on our laying patterns page.