In-Depth Guide: Pea Gravel Patio Pros & Cons



Pea gravel patios have become famous thanks to low maintenance, affordability, and easy installation. You are adding to the aesthetic design and function of the home. 

In addition to learning the benefits of installing a pea gravel patio, you will also learn how to navigate the drawbacks. We also answer some other common questions that homeowners ask. Let’s get started!

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Pea Gravel Patio Pros

Very Affordable

Pea gravel is cost-effective compared to other fillers  like stone and concrete, and this is a better option, especially if you’re on a budget. Most DIYers prefer pea gravel to avoid the high cost of professional labor and material.

Low Maintenance

Like many construction projects, pea gravel requires maintenance. However, it’s easier to maintain than concrete or pavers, which are usually cracked or have grouts. 

Prevents Weed Growth

Many patio materials are susceptible to weeds. However, pea gravel has a thick, protective layer 4 inches above the ground.

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