Block Paving Basildon

Basildon Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Basildon Essex (SS13): A stylish way to create a patio area, path or driveway to your property or garden in Basildon, is through the use of block paving. In both residential and commercial situations, constructing a hard wearing and durable parking spot for vehicles is the the most widespread use of block pavers.

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A professionally installed a block paving driveway will add value to your home, because off-road parking is an extremely appealing feature for any Basildon property. An investment in properly laid block paving now will yield a return in the long run should you eventually decide to sell your house.

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You have to think carefully about the size of your block pave drive in Basildon during the design phase of the process, to make certain that it is big enough for your purpose. It is better to organise your drive to be able to move and easily park your car, but of course you might be limited by the dimensions of the garden area that you've got to build it on. It's also a good idea, if possible, to think of building a driveway that has room for more than just one car. This will give you the additional space required when anyone visits your house, and for additional cars that could be purchased by your loved ones moving forward.

When on the lookout for a competent contractor to lay your new block paving in Basildon, always request no less than three fully itemised estimates from different paving companies. If any family or friends have had a block paved drive installed recently, you could also ask them if there is anyone they can recommend.

A reliable company ought to provide a free and comprehensive quote for the complete project. Any contractors who just show up at your front door declaring they "just happen to be working locally on another job", should be avoided at all costs. They might of course be genuine (but are unlikely to be), and there are hundreds of horror stories of property owners being ashamed and out of pocket when the promised drive is not completed, or receiving shoddy work carried out.

Items that will be listed in any quotation might include:

  • Preparation (excavation) of the area
  • Sub-base installation
  • Drainage and water run-off allowances
  • Colour, style and amount of block pavers
  • Waste disposal
  • Other things to consider

PREPARING THE GROUNDWORK

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If you already have a driveway on your property in Basildon, the associated construction materials and waste products will have to be lifted, removed and disposed of in an ethical and responsible way. Additional excavations will often be needed to ensure your new block paving driveway conforms to building regulations pertaining to the damp proof course of your home. The regulations require that new driveways are laid at least two brick courses or 150mm below the current damp proof course of your structure.

If your new block paved driveway in Basildon is going onto grass or bare earth, roughly 230mm (nine inches) of soil must be excavated and removed. This will allow for the installation of a proper sub-base and sharp sand stratum, before the block paving is put down.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

The sub-base is made up of a sharp sand topped layer of Type 1 crushed stones and gravel. To ensure your drive will not shift or develop dips and low lying spots where water can pool, a sound sub-base is vital. The MOT Type 1 is a crushed granular aggregate, normally composed of granite or limestone which is firmly packed down to create a durable, strong and firm surface for your drive, path or patio area in Basildon.

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This is the stage where drainage issues will be dealt with. A fall or slope, will be developed, if one is not already inherent in the lay of the land, to encourage excess water to drain off easily. This will be directed either away from your property or into purpose built drainage channels that are inserted in between your dwelling and the drive.

Once the type 1 sub-base has been compacted down, sharp sand is added and levelled out to form a good base for laying the paving blocks.

DRAINAGE AND WATER RUN-OFF REQUIREMENTS

Surface water must be drained away to a suitable permeable area on all driveways over 5 square metres in Basildon. If this can't be adhered to you'll need to get planning permission from the local council for the installation. Any water run-off from your drive can't be redirected into the drainage system in order to prevent local flooding.

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Any reliable block paving specialist in Basildon will determine your drainage requirements and take action as necessary to keep your new drive within the legislation, as an integral part of the installation process. This could require the installation of built-in drainage channels, a SUDS compliant permeable driveway and maybe even the digging of a soakway area on your land.

Houses that are inside a designated conservation area will need additional consideration regarding design and drainage features. A reputable installation specialist will have the knowhow and experience to steer you through this process.

QUANTITY, STYLE AND COLOUR OF PAVERS

Pavers come in a wide selection of colours, shapes and sizes to suit any design and layout of drive you want. From the commonplace and widespread, straight edged, oblong or square blocks, to the more flamboyant, diamond, s-shape, circular and curved patterns, there will surely be a style that satisfies your needs. You could create an attractive feature with a totally different colour, or choose one which exactly matches the brickwork of your house.

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To create a more seamless and sympathetic entrance for older homes in Basildon, you may favour purchasing the traditional style block pavers, often called tumble or tumbled pavers. These have been pre-faded during manufacture to give the appearance of being old and time-worn. You can also obtain contemporary pavers if you'd like to create a more modern look, and you can even produce a high-gloss finish with the application of a suitable block paving sealer.

Your new paved driveway in Basildon could be designed as a straightforward square or rectangular shape, or it could weave its way around other landscaping features of your garden. To achieve distinctive effects, block paving can be laid in many patterns; Stretcher Bond, Basketweave and Herringbone, being the most widespread. Regardless of the design you choose, a dependable block paving company in Basildon will be able to build you an awesome looking drive that will be the talk of the street.

You also need to look at installing a edging. Your local installer will be delighted to discuss the pros and cons of raised kerb stones, different shapes and colours, or if your new driveway even needs an edging (as when butting up against walls).

DISPOSAL OF WASTE AND SOIL

Charges for the removal of waste and the proper manner of its disposal should all be included in any block paving installation estimate. Needless to say, the amount of waste materials and earth that must be gotten rid of will depend on the overall size of your new drive and whether or not a pre-existing drive is involved. If it can't be utilised in other areas of your garden, any excess earth will need to be carried away by truck or in a skip. Soil and other materials that are excavated must be disposed of in a responsible, environmentally friendly manner at a registered site.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

Even though it isn't really essential for your new driveway in Basildon, you might be encouraged to put a sealing coat the block paving after it has been installed. Sealing a block paving drive will help protect your drive from staining, reduces the growth of weed and algae, stops fading and prolongs the lifespan of your drive. The application of a decent paving seal is an excellent way to safeguard the considerable investment that you've made in your driveway.

Sealants should never be applied to a newly installed block paving driveway as jointing and sand needs to settle properly for some time. The suggested waiting time for applying sealant to a new driveway is six months, and it is always best to use a professional for this sort of project because it is difficult to rectify any mistakes in this process.

CONCLUSION

A block paved patio or drive can transform the look of your house in Basildon. It can provide a stable and hard wearing area for safely parking your car, or create a pleasant area where you can relax and enjoy a durable seating and barbeque area in your garden.

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Block paving work can be done in Basildon and also nearby in: Rawreth, Great Burstead, Dunton, Crays Hill, North Benfleet, Runwell, Eastgate, Nevendon, Bulphan, Galmington, Vange, Fobbing, as well as in these postcodes SS13 1LN, SS13 1FG, SS13 1GS, SS13 1JT, SS13 1PA, SS12 9HZ, SS13 1PE, SS13 1HW, SS13 1JP, and SS13 1AY. Locally based Basildon block paving specialists will probably have the telephone code 01268 and the postcode SS13. Checking this will guarantee you are accessing locally based providers of block paving. Basildon homeowners are able to benefit from these and various other related services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain block paving price quotes from specialists nearby.

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