Would You Have a Seashell Driveway?

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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.

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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.

4 thoughts on “Would You Have a Seashell Driveway?

  1. Gary Kilgore

    I would like to find a particularly beautiful shell, suitable for setting in a pendant to hang from a necklace. Something small so it would be light enough for a girlfriend to wear without becoming a burden. Please let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks, Gary Kilgore

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    1. Pam

      I’m not sure what you are asking, but if you want to find a seashell I assume you mean buy? Have you thought about searching Etsy because they have lots of seashell jewelry in various price ranges. If you would like to find that special shell on a beach, then I suggest you visit Sanibel Island because you would have your pick of many beautiful seashells.

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