Choosing the Right Driveway for Your Home

The number of different driveway materials that you can choose from is huge. Driveway Expert leads you through a host of relevant questions that will help you to pick the best driveway for your situation. 1. Are your neighbours’ driveways all paved in the same material? If you live on …

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New Regulations For Paving Front Gardens

The paving over of front gardens for driveways, particularly in densely populated urban areas, has been a source of growing concern for some time, and the government acted at the beginning of October 2008 to introduce new regulations in England. Flooding and Other Environmental Problems The problem is three-fold, and …

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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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Sawtooth Edging For Your Driveway

We’ve covered many different edgings on this site and sawtooth edging is a good one to add to the list. It is quick and easy and may even cost you next to nothing, if your driveway is part of a larger building project and you have bricks left over. Sawtooth …

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Timber Edging for Driveways

Timber is an attractive but not particularly long-lived driveway edging material. Although we’ve already touched on it in our sections on choosing the right edging for Concrete and Tarmac driveways, it’s perhaps more common to find it with loose materials like Gravel, shingle and chippings. Wood is not really strong enough for block and brick …

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Calculating the Fall on your Driveway

Drives are a major feature of any property, and getting them right can really add value to your home. Finding the levels accurately, calculating the fall on your driveway and ensuring you have adequate drainage is vital if you want to make sure that your new drive will last for …

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