Is Gravel Suitable on a Sloping Driveway?

You’re absolutely right, gravel will be impractical for a drive with a slope like that. Quite apart from the constant topping up that you’d need to do, because the gravel will naturally roll downhill when someone drives over it and whenever it rains hard, there be a health and safety …

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Would a Soakaway Prevent a Garage Flooding?

It is likely, to be honest, that the contractor is trying to fob you off with a bodge job to fix an error on his part, and you shouldn’t stand for it. What is a Soakaway? A soakaway is basically a trench filled with a semi-permeable substance or structure which …

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Can Gravel be Laid on Top of Tarmac?

Unfortunately, the answer is that you should really take the tarmac up first if you want to replace it with a gravel driveway. Gravel, being a ‘soft’ driveway medium, needs a soft bedding. Health and Safety The problem with laying gravel on any hard surface, such as Tarmac or Concrete, …

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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. New Front Garden Driveway Regulations in England There aren’t any specific regulations controlling soakaways, and there’s …

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