About Block Paving
Block paving is a visually stunning choice and is a great addition to any home or property. With a huge choice of colours and design it's easy to create a wonderful space that will add Kerb appeal and value.
This practical surface is great to live with and will serve you well for years to come. The only downfall which puts many people off this option is the maintenance which can be time consuming or expensive.
It's worth factoring in the ongoing cost of maintenance as it can get expensive and will need doing ideally every year to keep the surface looking at it's best.
All specifications and processes of work are designed for footpaths and residential driveways. If you require information for a heavy commercial application please get in touch.
Main Advantages of Block Paving Driveways
- Visually stunning
- Various styles and colours
- Long lasting
- Good value
- Easily repaired
- Good for removing snow and ice
Main Disadvantages for Block Paving Driveways
- High maintenance
- Can be susceptible to lichen and efflorescence
- Costly to maintain
Annual Maintenance and Cost of Block Paving Driveways
The best way to maintain block paving is to use a specialised flat surface cleaner or turbo lance and thoroughly clean the area. Avoid using a standard jet wash fan lance as it can displace the river sand underneath the blocks which leads to an uneven surface.
Once the blocks are clean and have had a day or two to properly dry throughout the structural lays you will need to brush fresh kiln dried sand in to stabilise the blocks.
To keep weeds and future growth at bay it's a good idea to use a quality high solid sealer over the entire surface . Be generous with the sealer and aim to saturate the sand so once dry it sets the sand solid in between the blocks.
Expect to pay £6-£8 per sq.m for a block paving driveway to be professionally cleaned, re-sanded and sealed.
For reduced rates on maintenance check out www.powercleanuk.com or contact them on 0113 260 8970 to get an estimate. Be sure to quote your Buildadrive.com job number and receive a 10% discount.
Warranty With This Installation
All our block paving driveways come with a ten year warranty.
- Many more colours available upon request.