Driveway surface options block paving, tarmac, concrete, resin
Driveway surface options block paving, tarmac, concrete, resin should be considered carefully. Incorrect installations can cause a lot of problems such as the likes of the as reported in the Grimsby telegraph
Laying an permeable or porous surface such as block paving on top of an impermeable surface (which is basically what concrete and tarmac are) is not a good idea. You have to ask where does the water go. If it does not go anywhere then read what this report says
“What is happening now is the rain water seeps down between the joints, through the sand bed the blocks are laid on but can then go no further. In the winter the problem is going to get far worse when it freezes. The rain water then forms large pools on the Tarmac, once there is enough water it then turns the sand bed the blocks are laid on into what most people know as running sand.
When a car goes over the area it forces the sand up between the joints to the surface. Then one block becomes loose it then moves and effects the next one and so on and so on”
No product is perfect and all driveway surface options block paving, tarmac, concrete, resin have their own “drawbacks”. It is a case of which has the best drawback for your situation. This image is extreme but this poor lady suffered this falling/tripping on a paved surface.
Imprinted concrete needs maintaining and sealing and needs the existing to be removed
Block paving needs maintaining and sealing and needs the existing to be removed
Tarmac can be prone to damage from vehicles and be subject to moss and weed growth but it is a very tough product.
Concrete needs the existing to be removed before installation and is not very attractive but it is a tough product.
Resin bonded stone needs an existing surface a tough surface such as concrete or tarmac.
Resin bound stone needs the existing to be removed before installation and is not tensile enough for vehicular use.
Consider your options for all products. Remember one shoe does not fit all. Driveways have different requirements to paths and patios. Working with tarmac and asphalt is no the sames as working with concrete. Do you want a low maintenance weed free option? Do you want the product to be a stand alone product or do you want to incorporate it into your garden for example. Is anti slip a requirement? In fact one of our clients called the resin bonded “anti child surface” as she felt it would be a deterrent to children playing on!
Call Drive-Cote for your driveway surface options block paving, tarmac, concrete, resin.