One option for a southern driveway would be to fill it with seashells. Obviously this would not work in the north and no company (that I know of) even offers it where driveways need to hold up to snow plowing. But it’s an option for those living in a tropical climate and the crushed shells add an old Florida look to the yard.
Lets list the Pros and Cons of this type of driveway.
- All natural
- Good looking and light colored (cooler than pavement)
- Porous – won’t hold puddles
- Won’t crack or stain
- Can be used right away
- Rough surface – no going barefoot!
- As a play area the kids might not be so happy. (Biking, roller skating, scooters, etc.)
- It will move around – shells can be displaced and end up in the lawn and nearby gardens.
Truthfully, I like the idea of having a seashell driveway, but these are things to think about. I don’t know how the cost compares to concrete or asphalt, but it’s another option if you need a driveway in the south. If you live near Jupiter, Florida give Brier’s Bobcat a call with your questions.
- New Seashell Coloring Page: Free Printout of Shin-Bone Tibia Seashell (seashellsbymillhill.com)
- The Amazing Lion’s Paw Seashell (seashellsbymillhill.com)
- The Jewelbox Seashells Are Leafy, Spiny and Corrugated (seashellsbymillhill.wordpress.com)