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.

Loose Jointing for Block Driveways

Loose jointing has been used for many years for paved surfaces, and it’s certainly a method that can be used by people wanting to lay a driveway or patio. Once the Paving Slabs Have Been Laid, loose material such as gravel and sand is swept into the cracks between the …

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Using Slate for Driveways

Slate for use on a driveway or path can come in three distinct forms: paving slabs, slate waste used as gravel and, more recently, rows of thin slate such as reclaimed roof tiles set on their edge in designer gardens. Traditional Uses for Slate Slate has traditionally been used as …

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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 …

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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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Brush-in Driveway Jointing With Polymeric Resin Mortars

In this blog I’ll show you one of the easiest ways to finish a driveway, and also one of the most effective – brush-in polymeric resin mortar. You can get the polymeric resin mortars in two different consistencies – one is thinned with water so that it flows out of …

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New Resins for Slurry Jointing Driveways

We often get asked about what the best resin grout is to use for slurry jointing a block paving driveway. Whilst we don’t sell any materials directly, it’s useful to know the pros and cons of different products so you can make an informed decision when choosing your own resins …

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Waste Disposal When Making a Driveway

When you’re making or relaying a driveway, waste disposal can be a bit of a headache, especially if you live in a very urban area. Waste is likely to come into two main categories, biodegradable waste such as soil and plant material, and non-biodegradable hardcore. The soil and any grass, …

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