All you Need to Know About Block Paving

Block Paving

If you take the time to notice when out and about, it may surprise you to see just how many UK residences have opted for a block paving driveway, and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, the range of attractive designs is almost unlimited, with many colour and pattern choices available, and such is the strength of block paving, even heavy vehicles will not cause movement.

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Ground Preparation

Like most ground working projects, the key to a successful driveway installation with block paving lies in the ground preparation. The base must be of solid construction, with adequate drainage that is usually supplied by adding a layer of stones under the paving. If you watch the experts laying block paving in Harrogate, you will notice that they never work over the paving, rather they begin at the furthest away point and work towards themselves.

Major Benefits

The many benefits of block paving include the following:

  1. Solid and very hardwearing – Block paving will last for many years.

    ü Easy to maintain – A power wash every few months is all it takes to keep your driveway in optimum condition.

    ü Non-Slip Surface – The coarse surface ensure that the driveway is safe to walk on, even in wet conditions.

    ü Natural Drainage – Block paving is semi-porous, allowing water to drain away naturally.

If you would like to explore the potential that block paving offers, search online using a business directory to find a local firm that specialises in installing block paving driveways.