Driveway Paving FAQs
What is driveway paving?
A driveway could be described as the small private road in front of a house or garage. Cars may be packed on the driveway if there is no street parking in the area. When a surface is used to cover the driveway it is regarded as paving. There are different materials that could be used for paving include bricks, blocks, concrete, gravel, resins and asphalt amongst others.
What are driveway paving options?
There are various driveway paving options. Some of the common options are block paving driveways, gravel driveways, asphalt driveways, tarmac driveways, concrete driveways and brick driveway.
Does paving driveway increase property value?
The simple answer is Yes. Usually the first thing a visitor sees on approaching your property or home is the driveway. The driveway sets the tone for the rest of your home. The driveway boosts your home’s kerb appeal. It could give an idea of what inside the home would look like as well as the homeowners taste and character. Chances are if you see a property with a well maintained driveway, the home is likely well maintained and organised.
Does paving driveway increase taxes?
Any investment in home improvement could increase the value of the property and therefore lead to more taxes. If you purchase a run down property and renovate it then the value would go up which means the taxes will increase. It is not clear if improving your driveway directly leads to more taxes as there are other variables like the size of the property (e.g. 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom), the location of the property and the social-economic status of the residents living in the area.
How long does driveway paving take?
There are many factors to consider to get a straight answer. The time for driveway paving may vary based on the material used, the thickness of the surface, the weather condition and the nature of the project. Block paving driveways can be completed in a week. Asphalt driveways can take a little bit longer as they take more time to dry and cure. The average would be between 2 to 4 week.
How to clean driveway paving stones?
Paving stones are also called Pavers. Pavers are used to decorate a driveway, walkway or a patio. Pavers need to be cleaned and maintained as they may change over time due to wear and tear. The steps are:
How thick should driveway paving slabs be?
As your driveway takes on more load compared to a garden or walkway, the recommended thickness for your driveway paving slabs is 50 mm thick. This is perfect and will withstand a lot of weight. Any paving slabs less than 50 mm could crumble under the weight of vehicle movement.
How to lay driveway paving slabs?
Top tip please get a professional to lay your driveway paving slabs as just like anything there is a wrong and right way to do it. However if you decide to lay the driveway paving slabs, here is the process
How to lay driveway paving bricks?
Top tip please get a professional to lay your driveway paving bricks as just like anything there is a wrong and right way to do it. However if you decide to lay the driveway paving bricks, here is the process
What is driveway paving blocks?
Top tip please get a professional to lay your driveway paving blocks as just like anything there is a wrong and right way to do it. However if you decide to lay the driveway paving blocks, here is the process
Driveway paving average cost
Your typical driveway or patio of 50 sqm will cost between £4,000 to £8,000 depending on the type and quality of material to be used, the condition of the area and the design or outcomes that are expected. Labour cost may be higher in some regions like London but would be cheaper in other less affluent areas. It may be a good idea to research and talk to a few experts.