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.

Looking After Gravel Drives

We are often asked about gravel drives, from different types of gravel drive to its construction and maintenance. Looking after a drive is necessary to prolong its life and keep it looking good. Gravel has had something of a resurgence as a material for gardens and driveways because it’s touted …

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The Automatic Block Paving Machine: A Case Study

Who would have thought that we would be writing a story about a machine that lays roads almost on its own? Certainly not anyone in the Driveway Expert office, who thought that was still in the realms of science fiction. But a Dutch company has gone ahead and made one, …

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Floodlights for Your Driveway

Have you ever driven home late at night? Do you live somewhere where heavy dampness and fog envelop the road, interfering with your vision and making it difficult to see? If the answer is yes, then investing in a set of floodlights for your driveway would be an extremely wise …

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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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Putting Expansion Joints In Concrete Drives

Expansion joints protect the structure of a drive from cracks caused by concrete expanding and contracting in hot or cold weather. Severe seasonal changes can crack even the strongest concrete, no matter how carefully it is laid. Expansion joints are placed in all large slabs to allow for this expansion …

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Using Mowing Strips With Driveways

A mowing strip is a great way to make lawn maintenance easier. They are also useful for gravel or stone driveways as they prevent errant bits of gravel or stone from escaping over the edging, particularly if someone drives quickly past. Now that you know about this simple garden design …

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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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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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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 popular types …

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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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