Below, you will find some answers to the most asked questions at Howell Pathways. We do our best to answer every question that our customers ask, but if you have any questions that you cannot find on this page, be sure to contact us, and one of our skilled technicians will be happy to answer them for you.

1. Why Choose Howell Pathways?

Our gravel stabilizer is the best polyurethane/aggregate solution for path and walkway protection. Our patented product stands out for its durability, beauty, ease of application, and eco-friendly properties. Benefits of Howell Pathways products include being:

  • ADA Compliant
  • Certified by Green Building Council
  • Approved for use on historical sites

2. How Much Does Howell Pathways Cost? 

Through us, you can buy a 1-gallon bucket, 5-gallon container, or a 50-gallon drum to construct your garden pathway or other project by yourself, or you can contact us to get a quote for your commercial project. We sell directly to homeowners, making it easy to get your project underway. Because of the different sizes of commercial projects and the differences in the amount of material used with our pathway stabilizer, we give free estimates on how much your project materials will cost.

3. What Types Of Projects Have Howell Pathways Been Used For?

Our pathway stabilizers have been used on so many unique projects that we cannot list them all! The options are limitless, but some include:
  • Pathways
  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Parking lots
  • Greenhouse floors
  • Dog Kennel floors
  • Sidewalks
  • Tree wells
  • Public common areas
  • Walls
  • Bike paths
  • Bridge surfaces
  • Creekbed surfaces
  • Shower floors

4. Are Samples Available?

Yes. Simply fill out your project form and you will only be charged for the shipping of your sample of our quality polyurethane sealant.

5. Does Howell Pathways Meet Grant Criteria For City, State And Federal Trails, Paths And Other Projects? 

Howell Pathways will qualify for grants from your government for trails and playground paths. It is permeable, ADA Compliant, and approved for use by the Green Building Council. You may need to work with officials to get Howell Pathways’ specifications approved with your local government. We are happy to assist you in preparing your grant.


6. Is Howell Pathways Safe To Use? 

Yes. Not only is path treatment safe, but it will keep you from having to replace your path for years to come. Our gravel stabilizer is eco- and pet-friendly!

7. What Does A Successful Installation Look Like?

If you follow the installation procedures, your new Howell Pathways will look beautiful and like-new for years to come. Everything must be dry and free from any moisture. The stone must be clean and free of dirt, debris, and water for the best adherence of our pathway solution.

8. Should I Put Down A Weed Barrier?

Depending on the project, a weed barrier might not be a bad idea. If you do not need the project to be permeable, you can put one down. The weed barrier could result in your Howell Pathways pathway stabilizer sealing the barrier and preventing water from flowing through. Consult with one of our experts if you are unsure about installing one for your specific project.

9. Can We Apply Howell Pathways Material On Flagstone Or Other Surfaces?

Yes, but it is suggested to contact a representative before applying it to a non-traditional surface, as the application will be at your risk. Some customers have painted the Howell Pathways material on flagstones to make the color the same across the project. Painting reduces the risk of pooling on the stone. Pooling can leave a thick layer of Howell Pathways polyurethane sealant that will not be clear. You can wipe down with a rag using plastic or latex gloves so no pooling of material occurs.

10. Can You Repair Howell Pathways Sealant? 

Yes. It is much easier to repair than our competitors’ products such as concrete, asphalt, or other paving materials. Simply clean the surface, remove problem area, add necessary stone, and apply the Howell Pathways material.

11. Are Howell Pathways Environmentally Friendly?

Yes, Howell Pathways cures to an inert substance. It will not leach into the surrounding environment and it causes water runoff that is clean and clear. Additionally, no heavy machinery or caustic chemicals are used to apply our gravel stabilizer.

12. What Is The Coverage Rate Of Howell Pathways?

Each job is different. Contact us and we will help you decide what coverage rate is most appropriate for your project. Typically, a commercial path uses one gallon per 12 square feet of surface with 3" of aggregate greater than 3/8" or larger. A driveway generally requires one gallon per 10 square feet of surface with 5" of aggregate with a mix from 3/8 to 1 1/2" for best compaction in pounds per square inch (psi).