We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Is Hoggin?

By Victoria Blackburn
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At HomeQuestionsAnswered, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Hoggin is a type of aggregate that is used for roads, paths and driveways that is made up of a mixture of clay, sand and gravel and is usually light brown, or buff, in color. The mixture of clay, sand and gravel means that it is a stable and usable surface that can be laid more cheaply than other methods of paving. A path that is made of hoggin is quite easy to install and to maintain, although it can need weeding from time to time.

To make hoggin, there should be no pieces larger than 1.5 inches (about 40 mm) in size. The clay, sand and gravel must be very precisely combined to ensure that the surface is stable and remains so over time. With too much sand or gravel, the surface will not stay together, which means that over time it will break down and become unusable. Also, too much sand or gravel will lead to water invading the surface and washing it away.

The gravel within the hoggin should be well graded, or spread evenly across the area that is being paved. Once it has been spread, the surface should be compacted using a roller. Depending on the depth of the surface required, successive layers may need to be spread and then rolled to ensure that the material is compacted properly. In most cases, at least 3 to 4 inches (80 to 100 mm) will be needed for foot traffic or light vehicles.

Once the hoggin is laid, gravel is added across the surface of the area. The gravel provides strength to the hoggin base, as well as a more effective surface. Depending on the depth of the path, road or driveway, 3/4 inch to 2 inches (20 to 50 mm) of gravel should be rolled into the surface. This step must be completed right away and the base should not be allowed to become wet or waterlogged for any length of time.

When hoggin is laid properly, it is only slightly permeable to water; it is mostly watertight. While some water may penetrate the surface of the paved area, most will roll off. It is important to lay the road or path on a slope so that water will run off of the surface and not form puddles in certain areas.

HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.