Churston Builders – The Torbay and South Hams Builder. Block Paved Driveway – whilst on a weekend away!
Churston Builders, the Torbay and South Hams Builder, completed this block paved driveway refurbishment in Kent in 2018.
We completed this driveway refurbishment whilst on a weekend away this year. Word clearly gets around that Churston Builders are the team to use for a first class finish! The job involved removing the tired brick paved surface and replacing it with stylish limestone pavers covering both the existing driveway and extending the surface to cover a lawned area at the front of this detached property. The existing blocks were removed then the extended surface dug to the correct depth. Once this base was stabilised with compacted hardcore the sub base layer was laid and compacted followed by the laying bed which was lightly compacted with a vibrating plate then screeded so the entire area was perfectly flat ready for laying. At this point the required drainage channels were also cemented into place.
The area was already bounded to the tarmac pavement so the lay started from the pavement toward the property. Once complete the joints were filled and compacted with kiln dried sand to prevent any build up of organic matter and maintain a tidy appearance for years to come. To maintain the integrity of the boundary a locally made metalwork fence was installed to complete the upgraded look.
If you’re thinking of changing the surface type of your driveway be sure to consult a qualified tradesman as changes in rainwater run-off must be accounted for in the planning process.