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.

Is it Worth Re-covering Tarmac?

In our article on tarmac patching we pointed out that there is no way that a patch will ever be invisible. But there is a way that patches can successfully be hidden, and that’s by putting down a new layer of bitumen or an acrylic coating on top of the …

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How To Spot the Cowboy Driveway Companies

In a previous article, we went through the process that should ensure you find a contractor who is reputable and can offer guarantees that are worth the paper they are written on (see Using Professionals For Work On Your Driveway. In this article, we focus more on the ways that …

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Tactile Driveway Surfaces

Tactile paving is the name for the special paving with raised textures. You may have seen them at road crossings where there are paving slabs with raised ‘blisters’ intended to be felt, through the shoes, by people who are unable to see the crossing point. They are also used in …

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How to Repair a Petrol Damaged Tarmac Driveway

People who regularly tinker with cars, motorcycles or other mechanical devices at home will be familiar with the problems caused by spilt petrol. On concrete drives it’s just a case of mopping it up (see Removing Stains From Concrete Drives), which is why you’ll see concrete rather than tarmac used …

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We Rejuvenated Gravel for Use in the Garden: Case Study

Faced with a growing weed problem in the gravelled section of the garden of his rented property, David Enstone* was looking for ways around the problem that didn’t involve spending huge amounts of money. The Plan and the Reasoning “It’s not that I resent spending money, it’s just that we …

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Would a Soakaway Prevent a Garage Flooding?

It is likely, to be honest, that the contractor is trying to fob you off with a bodge job to fix an error on his part, and you shouldn’t stand for it. What is a Soakaway? A soakaway is basically a trench filled with a semi-permeable substance or structure which …

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Getting The Levels Right on Your Patio

Getting the levels right on a patio is a time-consuming and pain-staking job, but putting effort into it will give you a patio that looks good and drains well. The alternative is a patio where the flags don’t line up correctly, there are height differences at the gaps that get …

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Stepping Stones for Your Patio

A garden path made from stepping stones is one where the blocks, stones or flags that make up the path are laid down individually with gaps in between them. You need to take a step to get from one to the next, hence the name ‘stepping stones’. And although they …

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What Counts as a Permeable Driveway Surface? Is Tarmac Permeable

Many people are aware that the regulations in England for paving over front gardens for driveways have changed to persuade people to put in permeable driveway surfaces. The other countries in the UK have separate arrangements but are likely to follow suit. Permeable surfaces are defined as being permeable to …

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