Frequently Asked Questions
River rock, sometimes referred to as pea gravel (smaller), egg rock or deco rock (medium sized), is a naturally occurring rock. It’s edges are smooth from the years of erosion in beneath the water. Colors of river rock vary from brown, tans, yellows, and oranges. Typical sizes are as follows:
#7s – small, pea gravel
#57s – small pea gravel to rock size
#4s – medium sized rock (egg to golf ball sized)
Large river rock – comes in many sizes, usually by range in inches (i.e. 3-5”)
River Rock is an excellent accent to your landscape. It can be used as a beautiful, permanent ground cover (substitute for mulch and pine straw) or to reduce erosion. It can be placed in gardens, around shrubbery, beside sidewalks, around pools, beneath porches, or the edges of a house. It can also be used as driveway gravel, walking paths, or for fire pits. The best advantage of using river rock is that it does not have to be replaced over time.
Crusher run, or crush and run, is the most economical gravel used for a driveway. It is a mixture of sand and stone that makes a smooth compactible surface.