How to Give Your Driveway Kerb Appeal

There are a thousand different ways of making a hard surface for cars and DrivewayExpert has details on all of them. Whether you're paving your front garden to get your car off the road or resurfacing a three mile drive to your palatial country mansion you'll find all the information you require on this website.

Coping With Efflorescence On Concrete Driveways

How do you cope with fflorescence on concrete driveways? The problem of efflorescence is common on many types of hard-surfaced areas where water has been allowed to sit. Any form of concrete, from bricks to paving slabs, can suffer from efflorescence. This is discolouration, or bloom, caused by salt deposits …

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Driveway Quotes and Estimates

So you’ve been thinking about having a driveway installed for some time. You know you want to get it done this year to avoid the next heavy wet season from destroying your garden but you’re worried about how much your project will cost. When you are getting contractors in to …

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Jointing Block Driveways With Slurry

Block Driveways With Slurry is a relatively new process in the residential market. Jointing block manufacturers are now starting to introduce this type of jointing system as an option with their paving products. Block paved driveways and patios are usually loose jointed or mortared, but the use of slurry is …

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Loose Jointing for Block Driveways

Have you ever thought about Loose Jointing for Block Driveways? Maybe you have just assumed it can’t be done or that “it’s too hard?” Well, the truth of the matter is loose joints are much easier and faster to install than most people think. In this article we will go …

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Using Slate for Driveways

Have you ever heard of a slate driveway? If not, you’re about to discover how attractive and cost-effective it can be. If you’re a homeowner looking for a stylish, long-lasting new driveway with low ongoing maintenance costs then you should seriously consider using slate. This beautiful rock has been used …

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Ecological Driveway Materials

Much has been made of the ecological impact of driveways and newer, more ecologically sound materials that are coming on the market. Focus has also been brought to bear on driveways in front gardens and their impact on raising temperatures and worsening floods in urban areas. This is covered in …

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Our Driveway Contractor Misery: A Case Study

Much of the advice on this site is about how to find reputable contractors to do driveways and agree the work that needs to be done (see Using Professionals For Work On Your Driveway. But with the best will in the world, people can still find themselves with a problem drive, …

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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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Can Gravel be Laid on Top of Tarmac?

In this blog, we will tell you whether or not gravel can be laid on top of tarmac and the answer to this question. Asphalt is a type of material that combines with other materials in order to form a mixture which gets laid down on roads as the final …

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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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