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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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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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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Fitting Bike Racks or Storage Racks to a Tarmac Drive

armac driveways can be a beautiful addition to any property but it is sometimes hard to utilise the area. If you have a garage and are limited for storage space then perhaps fitting bike racks or storage racks could be ideal. In this blog we will discuss whether or not …

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Drawing Up Plans for Your Driveway Layout

What’s all this about plans and drawing then? Surely putting a driveway down is just a case of pouring concrete down where you want it? Well, yes, but if you want it to look good and last longer, or maybe you want to use a material that will look a …

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Gadgets for Ensuring Your Drive is Level

Although a DIY driveway can prove to be a low-cost option, it’s vital that you get the basics right or you could end up forking out a lot of money to fix problems that could have been avoided. One of the key factors to producing a long-lasting driveway is making …

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Avoiding the DPC When Laying a Driveway

The DPC, or damp proof course, is a protection from water entering the house walls. There are many causes for wet ground where the house is located. Before construction, it’s important to inspect the location of the DPC and make sure that it’s not broken or bridged. If it is, …

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Finding Levels on a Driveway Site

Dealing with levels is crucial for a good-looking, long-lasting driveway. Even if the site for a driveway looks flat and level the chances are it won’t turn out to be, once you’ve measured it properly. The reason for this is that the land will have settled over time and there …

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Marker Lights For Your Driveway

Driveway marker lights can be a real boon for driveways that curve, or even those that are short but difficult to see, if the streetlights don’t shine enough light at night. The driveway marker lights come in a variety of styles. You can choose to purchase either LED or incandescent …

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Driveways: Drainage After The Floods

Between the memory of the country-wide floods in the first few months of 2014, and the prospect of still greater deluges yet to come promised by the newly published report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), drainage has, surely, never been more firmly in our minds. There’s nothing …

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