A Guide to Installing a Block Paving Driveway


There are many reasons why block paving is so popular among British homeowners, and if you are thinking of replacing your asphalt driveway, here is a basic guide to installing a block paving driveway.

  • Adequate Drainage – If you talk to the expert driveway paving services in Chessington, they will first carry out a survey to ascertain the drainage properties, and should it be necessary, drainage would be installed prior to installing the paving.
  • Concrete Base – Ideally, the blocks would be laid onto a bed of sand that sits upon a concrete foundation, which provides essential support to ensure that the driveway can withstand heavy loads. You may already have a concrete base for your existing driveway, which might be adequate, although this is something for the supplier to ascertain.
  • Ground Preparation – As with most kinds of building, the ground must be suitably prepared, which could involve the use of an excavator to remove soil. The last thing you want is for weeds to grow between the blocks, and with the right ground preparation, weeds will be a thing of the past. If drainage is necessary, this will be added prior to laying the blocks, and would require at least 3 days before the blocks can be laid.

The choices of finish are indeed many, and the supplier would have an album full of images of previous installations that will allow you to make the right choices. If the driveway is installed correctly, there is little that can go wrong, and the supplier would be happy to issue you with a long warranty.

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