By installing a high quality driveway fabric you’ll experience a better, more even driveway surface and less maintenance than with an “economy grade” driveway fabric.
Fabric at a Glance
Each of our fabrics is commercial-grade and designed for years of continuous in-ground use. This fabric is ideal for permanent installations where long term durability is required.
Fabric Pros can provide volume pricing for larger orders totaling more than $5,000. Please fill out the quote request form at the link below and we will provide you with a written quote within two business days.Request Volume Quote
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Commercial Driveway Fabric
For customers looking for the best driveway fabric available. This fabric is unique as it is both ultra-strong and also very permeable unlike most driveway fabrics on the market. This fabric is for the customer who wants the best, not the cheapest.
Tip: Look for Detailed Specs
Large online shopping websites are flooded with fabrics claiming to be the "highest quality". Always look for detailed specs with testing results. If you don't see a spec sheet download don't believe the claim.
Installation of our drainage fabrics can vary slightly based on jobsite specifics and the exact application. The following are general steps are for a standard straight-forward installation.
Level out the installation area. and remove all debris, rocks and unwanted plantings.
Place the fabric roll in the installation area and unroll. Once the fabric is unrolled, cut the fabric to fit. At seams, it is best to overlap the fabric by 18-24".
Use ground staples to secure the fabric to the installation area staggering at 1.2 staples per square yard. Cover the fabric with at least 4" of rock / gravel. If using machines to spread the gravel on the fabric, keep speeds below 10 mph and do not turn on the fabric until rock is covering.
Why Spend More with Fabric Pros?
You’ve probably seen “high-quality driveway fabric” on various big box retailers websites. Usually priced really cheap. Why spend more with us? Think of the project as a whole. What is the most expensive aspect of your project? Typically it’s the labor, followed by the various layers of gravel and rock. On many projects the fabric cost is less than 1% of the total cost of the project. What is one of the first materials that is installed? Typically any sub grade than the fabric. If you put down the wrong fabric and there is an issue, in many situations the entire project has to be redone costing the owner thousands of dollars and a re-installation of everything above the fabric. Case in Point: buy fabric that has been time tested, widely used by professionals and is ASTM tested. You’ll pay more but at least you’ll know what you are getting. Fabric that is directly imported from overseas and posted to a “large online retailer” with countless “5 star reviews” should be approached with a great deal of caution.
Clear Direction on the Right Fabric to Use
From thousands of customers over 20 years we know what the most appropriate fabric is for the given application and we make it simple. We don’t throw 50 options at you to decipher. We present the most commonly used fabric by the professionals for the application.
Tested, Commercial-Grade Fabrics
Testing data helps you as the customer know what you are buying. More often than not, stores selling economy-grade fabric do not provide specification information with ASTM testing data. This is intentional.
We Ship Fast
When you place your order with us we make every effort to process your order right away. If your order is placed in the morning there is a strong chance that we can get it picked up same day by the shipping company.
We Pick Up Our Phone
Have you ever ordered a product online and for some reason needed to call the company? After spending 20 minutes searching for the phone number you finally call and get an annoying menu and eventually a person who doesn't seem to really care?
Not with Fabric Pros. We hate menus so we don't have one. When you call you get a person who is willing and actually able to help every time.
What Else Makes our Driveway Fabric Different?
Our Driveway Fabric is
Our erosion control fabric is composed of 100% polypropylene. No fillers and no economy-grade substitutions. Polypropylene is the ideal material for an underlayment in a driveway application as it is both strong and very permeable. When economy materials are used in conjunction with polypropylene, strength and permeability ultimately suffers, leading to possible fabric failure and ultimately drainage issues. For permanent, long-term erosion control installations look for fabrics that are explicitly labeled as “100% polypropylene”.
Micro Grid Fabric Provides
12x the Water Flow Rate
Typical driveway fabrics provide stability but not permeability. Our provides both a much higher level of overall strength but also 12x the water flow rate of standard driveway fabric. This is due to the fact that the fabric is composed of ultra-strong tiny “micro-grids”. This results in a more stable surface and far better drainage.
How Long Will Shipping Take?
Our fabrics ship from four different distribution warehouses located in the west coast, south, midwest and north east areas of the United States. Most of our fabrics are stocked at all four locations and will ship from the location nearest to you to minimize transit time.
Our "Approximate" Transit Map
If everyone has learned one thing in the last few years it's that delivery dates aren't exact.
Most orders require 1 business day to ship. The shipping map to the right is "approximate" and does not take into account order processing time. (typically one business day or less) Sometimes a fabric will be out of stock at the specific warehouse closest to you and will have to ship from a further warehouse. This can impact the transit time. It is always a good idea to order your fabric a full week before you actually plan in installing. It will most likely show up days sooner but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
A Fabric for Nearly Every Application
Looking to do something different? View our selection of fabrics below for nearly every application.
Is Your Project a Bit "Outside of the Box?"
Don't worry, we probably have a fabric that will work great for whatever you are trying to do too! Feel free to give us a call at (800) 214-5028. We're happy to provide some guidance on the fabrics that you may want to consider for your project.
Installing a Gravel Driveway - An Overview
If you are considering laying down a new driveway, a gravel driveway can be a great option. A gravel driveway will save on costs and when completed, will be a great addition to your property. Also, gravel allows water to flow freely so flooding will be very rare, unlike other materials such as concrete. Laying a gravel driveway is pretty straightforward even for a novice but it will take hard work.
In this article, we have provided step-by-step directions to help you lay down a gravel driveway successfully.
Compacted Gravel Driveway
Step 1 - Remove the current base
Step 2 - Lay down the geotextile membrane
Step 3 - Create a sub-base
Step 4 – Selecting Your Gravel
Step 5 – Purchase the right amount of gravel needed
Step 6 – Lay down the gravel
1 – Remove The Current Base
Before constructing your gravel driveway, you must make needed preparations first. This is probably one of the hardest steps because it will take a lot of digging. Once you have removed the current base, you should have solid ground underneath, not topsoil.
Show caution when digging not to disturb or run into any service pipes./lines that could be damaged including electric, gas, water, phone, sewer, or drainage lines. One Thought – If you are planning on a very large driveway, you might consider hiring a digger or a bulldozer to handle this part of the operation.
2 - Lay Down The Geotextile Membrane
Next, a geotextile membrane is placed over an area to prevent the growth of weeds, provide increased stability and to separate the sub base from the ground below Ground staples can be used to hold the fabric in place until gravel is spread on top of the area.
3 - Create A Sub-Base
There are 3 very important parts to your gravel driveway. The sub-base, geotextile membrane, and gravel.
The sub-base is very important as it has to support heavy loads and will give you a flat and solid base if your surface is uneven. We suggest using a sub-base made of various sized aggregate pieces that will compact together such as MOT Type I.
Make sure you have the right amount of sub-base then lay it at least 2” in depth. Generally, one bulk bag of MOT Type I should cover around 107 sq ft. for this depth. Compact the sub-base using a roller or wacker plate. Also, the sub-base should slope away from your garage or home to help with water runoff.
Gravel in Driveway
4 – Selecting Your Gravel
You should choose an aggregate that is angular (not round) and long-lasting. A .5” or .7” gravel chipping will create an excellent surface for the driveway. A .5” chipping will provide a smoother surface while a .7” will give you more texture. Chipping smaller than .5” could easily become trapped in your tires' treads and eventually land in your garden or elsewhere on your property. It's not recommended to lay down a pebble driveway as the rounded pebbles will easily move in many directions when driven over.
Shingle driveways are similar to gravel driveways but more decorative. There are many articles and videos you can check out online if you need help. Make sure you get the right amount of aggregate for your driveway. One bulk bag will cover approximately 107 sq. ft. at a depth of 2”. There are many kinds of gravel to choose from, just be sure to choose one that is hard-wearing such as Quartz, Granite, Flint, and Basalt. Some popular choices include Granite Chippings, Moonstone, Black Ice, Golden Gravel, and Heritage Quartz.
5 - Purchase The Right Amount Of Gravel Needed
You will have to measure your area accurately. We suggest getting a length and width measurement and then multiplying them together to get the area in square feet or meters. If your space is 10 meters by 16 meters, your area is 160 sq. ft.. One bulk bag will cover an area of 107 sq. ft. if you are laying down gravel to a 2” depth.
If you have a strangely shaped area, you will have to break it down into sections and then add them together
Commercial Gravel Driveway
6 - Lay Down The Gravel
If your area sits on a slope, you can reduce the movement of your gravel by installing a gravel grid. A gravel grid is quick and easy to install.
If you do not want to use a gravel grid, just place the gravel on the base layer then rake it into place. The gravel should be around 2” in depth. A wheelbarrow can be a good option for moving the gravel. Whether your gravel is delivered in bulk or loose, you will still have to move it around. We recommend you rinse the gravel once it's in place to bring out the colors and give your gravel driveway and really nice finished look.
A gravel driveway will add a great look to your property and as you can see, it's not a difficult project to lay down a gravel driveway. Just make sure you have all the needed materials and tools so you can move through without any issues.