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.

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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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 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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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. Add in a bit of rain, wind and snow and you’ll find yourself spending more time holding up your driveway than covering it. Challenging slopes and rock Much of the housing stock …

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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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Tools for Laying Block Paving

If you’re working with a friend or family member who does have some of the tools then all that is needed to complete your driveway would be stones and sand, hired plant machinery and labour costs. Laying block paving can be one of the best ways to create a driveway, …

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Plant Patching to Disguise Broken Paths

Whether you’ve just moved house and inherited a bit of outdoor neglect, or you’ve simply been in your present home so long that the passage of time has taken its inevitable toll, sooner or later most of us come up against what you could call the ‘part damaged drive dilemma’. …

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Your Property Boundary: What You Need to Know

What is a Land Boundary and why is it important? A Land Boundary marks the edges of a person’s property and so defines the limits of the area of land that they own. Boundaries are important as they determine the ownership of land. There are no separate laws that determine …

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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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