Completed Project - Paved Driveway
Our latest project of transforming a front garden has been completed and the results went down very well. Our customer had a worn out and very uneven lawn that they wanted to make presentable and turned into a useful space. They gave us the brief to:
- Make it hard standing
- Provide an area that required no maintenance
- To maximise the space for a family of car enthusiasts
We turned it from this...the front garden before we started:
To this...the completed project:
The Construction Process
Working with my excellent team, this is the basic process we followed to achieve this transformation:
- The whole area was excavated
- A 150-200mm compacted base was added
- Paving was laid using a wet 4/1 sharp sand mix
- Pointing was applied using iron and a dry 3/1 building sand mix
- For the fencing - picket posts were secured using postmix
- Around the edge - 20mm shingle was levelled on top of weed suppressant fabric
The Benefits of Paved Driveways
If you're thinking about getting your driveway done, here's a quick list of the benefits of paved driveways:
- Although sealants have improved, properly laid and pointed paving is weed RESISTANT.
- Each individual slab has a greater surface area than driveway blocks supplying a far more stable surface.
- The compacted base and concrete mix used to construct paved driveways is far stronger than the compacted sharp sand element used to build block paved driveways.
- We believe they are easier to maintain and look better for longer, for example when you pressure wash sandstone paving it looks far better than a driveway block.
- Using block for your drive can give it the look of a supermarket car park! By using a natural stone it creates a much softer and subtle feature, as well as a more elegant look with a high quality finish.
Now this project is complete and the customer is happy with the finished area we're moving on to our next project......a natural stone driveway!!