Many clients fret about losing or completely washing out their gravel during wet weather. While some stones may get displaced, with a properly built drive, this problem can be minimised. One effective way to keep your gravel intact even in damp conditions is to use the “tamping and packing” method. This involves compacting the gravel tightly using a hoe or similar garden tool and then moistening it to secure it in place. The water helps the gravel to shift and settle correctly, loosening the soil below and enabling the rocks to establish themselves firmly. This straightforward yet effective practice can significantly improve the durability and stability of your gravel drive.