we believe a good strong foundation is vital to creating a good looking driveway that lasts for years. Driveways that suffer from holes and sinking have not had the correct amount of sub base construction to hold it up.
We always dig out our driveways out to a depth of about 14 inches, depending on ground conditions. You will have a minimum of 10-12 inches of stone, compacted with a 5 Ton whacker, followed by a 2 inch layer of sand compacted with a 2 Ton whacker under your driveway, enough to support a 5 Ton load. Should you want to store a caravan or boat then we go deeper!
A 1 Ton whacker is then used to fill in the gaps between your blocks or cobbles with fine sand.
Don’t believe those who say a 2 inch layer of concrete will stop a drive from sinking or weeds from growing– if the ground under the concrete is not solid, the concrete will crack and your driveway will sink. Weeds grow from seeds blown by the wind or dropped from birds and can only be prevented by regular maintenance of your driveway
You can use any number of finishing materials for your driveway, from basic blocks or cobbles to flagstones or decorative stones. The range you can choose from is huge and we can find the style that suits your needs and budget. Patterns and different colours can be introduced into your driveway to make a unique and interesting feature.
our patios are dug out deep enough to provide a sub-base of 100mm of stone compacted with a 2 Ton whacker, but instead of the sand, we use 3 inches of concrete to hold the flags in place. We can colour the pointing between the flags to either match or contrast with the flag colour.
We are accredited installers for Marshalls, so you can take advantage of their certified guarantees for added piece of mind.
The choice of flags you can choose from is huge and we can find the style that suits your needs and budget. Laying patterns and different colours can be introduced into your patio to make it unique. Holes can be left for planting, Secluded areas can be created using decorative walling. The only limitation is your imagination.