Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Drives and Paths

Concrete driveways are heralded as being maintenance-free, but it’s still worth taking a look over them once in a while. Dirt build up will eventually allow moss, then weeds, to get a foothold. Over time, concrete driveways can crack and the edges can crumble if vehicles drive over the edges …

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Sloping Driveway: Do I Need Surface Drainage and Permission?

Paving over front gardens to provide car parking has been an emotive subject for some time and because of this, laws were introduced in October 2008 in England to try to control the issue. Almost everyone knows someone who has had a parking space created in their front garden (and …

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Brush-in Driveway Jointing With Polymeric Resin Mortars

In this blog I’ll show you one of the easiest ways to finish a driveway, and also one of the most effective – brush-in polymeric resin mortar. You can get the polymeric resin mortars in two different consistencies – one is thinned with water so that it flows out of …

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New Resins for Slurry Jointing Driveways

We often get asked about what the best resin grout is to use for slurry jointing a block paving driveway. Whilst we don’t sell any materials directly, it’s useful to know the pros and cons of different products so you can make an informed decision when choosing your own resins …

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Waste Disposal When Making a Driveway

When you’re making or relaying a driveway, waste disposal can be a bit of a headache, especially if you live in a very urban area. Waste is likely to come into two main categories, biodegradable waste such as soil and plant material, and non-biodegradable hardcore. The soil and any grass, …

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Edging for Tarmac Drives

A tarmac drive isn’t the cheapest form of driveway but it must have a proper edging to protect that investment. Without it, the edges of the driveway will crumble away. Water will get in under the fabric of the top dressing and eat away at the foundation layers. Arrangements With …

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Edging for Concrete Drives

Most people pick a concrete drive because it’s relative quick to lay, and once it’s down you can forget about it. But it’s important to make sure that there is proper edging along the drive or it can deteriorate quite quickly. The stresses on a driveway are quite severe. As …

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Questionnaire: What’s the Best Driveway Material for You?

There are literally thousands of driveway styles to choose from, particularly if you take all the different shades, colours and materials into account. So how can you make sense of the confusion? Grab a pen and paper and go through the key points in this article, and you’ll have a …

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Pitch for Flexible Jointing

Before heavy traffic began to colonise our country, pitch was the most common form of jointing used for cobbled or block paved roadways. But it can’t cope with heavy traffic and as a result has nearly disappeared from our streets. Of course, the vast majority of domestic driveways only began …

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Excavating for a Driveway

Excavating for a driveway is one of the biggest jobs in home civil engineering. It’s quite an undertaking, but if you’re buying your own piece of land and planning to build your own house, it’s good to know how much earth you’ll be digging up and what sort of foundations …

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