Colored Shale Products Inc.
306.693.8800 or 306.631.1955

Driveway Material

More and more people are looking for alternatives to traditional driveways. There has been a strong and increasing demand for our red and tan shale material for driveways. One of our first driveways was in Winnipeg, Manitoba!

Size Needed: 3/8" Minus Red and 3/8" Minus Tan Shale Dust material

Note: Material with "fines" is needed for a well compacted driveway. If desired, the walkway may be topped with a 1/2" or 7/8" red and tan shale material.


  • Very inexpensive in comparison to asphalt or cement
  • Absorbs moisture well, avoid muddy tracks
  • Easier to walk on than cement or asphalt (more cushioned)
  • Retains its natural color
  • Reduces maintenance costs

Measuring how much you will need:

  • 1 Cubic yard @ 2 inches thick covers 162 sq. ft.
  • Allow for 25" compaction when using Red or Brown Shale


  • 3/8" Minus Dust - minimum of 3 to 4 inches of dust over a well compacted clay sand base
  • Proper drainage