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.

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 …

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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. Importance …

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Patterned and Textured Concrete

Many of the driveways seen today that look like flagstones, intricate paving designs or block paving are pattern imprinted concrete (PIC). This is where a Concrete Driveway is laid down then a series of patterned moulds are laid over it while it sets, giving a passable imitation of many different …

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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. About Driveway Marker Lights Marker lights are dimmer than floodlights or spotlights and serve simply to do what they …

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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 Flat and Level – Are They the Same? But first we need to talk about …

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Tools for Laying Concrete

If you’re making a drive yourself, the tools you need will depend to some extend on the type of driveway material you are using. And as a lot of the work is basic digging and foundation laying (see Excavating For A Driveway), before you get to the surface part, many …

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Avoiding the DPC When Laying a Driveway

The damp-proof course (DPC) of a house is of paramount importance in keeping damp at bay. If your new driveway bridges the DPC, then you could be letting yourself in for a whole host of problems. What is the Damp-Proof Course? The idea of a DPC is to prevent the …

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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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Laying a Steeply Sloping Driveway: A Case Study

In the mining valleys of South Wales it’s no surprise that laying driveways can be a bit tricky. Challenging slopes and rock Much of the housing stock is from the 19th and 20th century before cars were commonplace, so there’s often not enough space between properties to allow a drive …

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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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