Can You Install Resin over Block Paving?
It is best to remove the blocks rather than laying resin over the top of the block paving due to the movement of the blocks that can cause cracks in the surface of your resin driveway. It's always best to do the job properly by removing the blocks and laying proper membrane down so your resin driveway will then last a lifetime.
Its a risk some do take though and if your block paving driveway is very old we would recommend adding some sand to the resin so it gives you room to move if needed and will still hold its weight over the blocks, but we would always recommend starting a good resin driveway from scratch for best results, yes it would be more expensive but its the best choice for a guaranteed resin driveway.
Also, a good idea is to check what kind of warranty is offered by your local driveway company, if they are willing to offer a guarantee whilst overlaying over block paving then you need to question this, most companies know that its more than likely to crack and won't offer guarantees.
What's The Best Driveway Material?
We get asked this a lot, there is no best per se, we think as long as the driveway is completed to a high standard all materials are great. Resin is making a big comeback in 2020-2021, its the most expensive, but looks the best and is soft of your feet. It lasts and is pet and child friendly whereas block paving is cheaper but still looks good and when laid right with patterns looks great and adds kerb appeal to any home.
Using the right gravel can also make your driveway look great, it can be messy though and not good for walking across bare foot, but does have an authentic rustic feel for properties and is low maintenance.
So, in essence, its about your budget, size of driveway area and how often you use your driveway, if you play basketball on your driveway then gravel is definitely a no no!
Yep a big one, you need to make sure your that the hardcore and membrane is laid for any driveway, we recommend that if you have an old driveway, you have this dug up and fresh membrane and hardcore type 1 laid to ensure good quality weed control for lifetime.
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