What is Involved with Installing a Block Paving Driveway?
Many UK homeowners who are faced with resurfacing that tarmac driveway are looking further afield, and block paving offers a fantastic alternative to tarmac. While block paving is popular for patios and terraces, it can also withstand the weight of heavy vehicles, making it ideal driveway material.
The secret to a professional block paving installation is the groundwork, and by removing all of the existing material, then taking out another 4-6 inches, you have room for the drainage layer. The drainage layer is important, as block paving is semi-permeable, and the water runs through and drains away, meaning no puddles. There are affordable block paved driveways in Torquay that will take your breath away, and once completed, you have a main feature of the property.
Bed of Hard Core
This provides a solid base for the blocks and would be rolled into place, then covered with a thick layer of sand and cement, onto which the blocks are laid. A team of installers would finish a double driveway in a day, as they would have all the equipment, including a truck to remove the soil, and working as a team, they would start at a top corner and work their way down.
Once the paving is installed and the edging stones are in place, the driveway is ready for use, and here are a few of the benefits:
- Can withstand heavy loads
- Range of attractive colours and designs
- Weed resistant
- Non-slip surface
- Easy to maintain
Talk to your local driveway supplier and see what he can do for you.