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Patios and Driveways

Patio & Driveways

We take pride in building patios and driveways that are well designed, attractive and sustainable. This involves planning, thinking creatively and making use of the latest technology to create a driveway or patio that enhances the beauty and value of your home. We’ll help you make the most of the available space and layout of your property to create a finish that’s unique to you whilst using materials and solutions that are good for the environment.

Costs

Building a patio or driveway you love doesn’t have to be expensive, even when ‘going green’. While options like brick and stone pavers cost a little more than using concrete slabs, today there is a wider choice of environmentally friendly building materials to choose from that are less harmful than those available in the past. Excluding the cost of concrete, there is little or no difference between installing a patio or driveway that is green and installing one that isn’t. 

Value

Accessing value and assessing cost can be two different things, investing a little more thought and finances into a patio or driveways can end up costing you less long term. For instance, green patios and driveways are more durable and require little maintenance as they are built with higher quality materials and higher standards. Besides, they positively impact the environmental area around your home, for example, decreasing waste runoff from your neighbours and better drainage. The end result is a patio or driveway that’s guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Patios

A well-built patio will often require very little maintenance. We prefer using brick and stone pavers to concrete as they can handle freeze-cycles and provide a wear-resistance surface.

  • Bricks : Bricks are usually available in different colours and patterns. As they are mould from clay, the colour does not fade and requires little maintenance. Bricks have a slip-resistance surface and are durable.
  • Stones : Limestone, granite, and bluestone are widely used in pavers. Installing stones is more expensive when compared to bricks and slabs, but they are also the most durable. Stones come in a variety of textures and colours to give your patio a visually pleasing look.
  • Concrete : Concrete pavers are the least expensive when compared to stones and bricks. They come in different colours, shapes, and styles that resemble stones and bricks. The finished result can be a patio that resembles stone or brick but is much more affordable to build.

Driveways

A drive is the first thing a person will see when visiting your home so needs to look impressionable. It must be robust and hardwearing to avoid sink from bearing weight load.

We consider a slight slope when installing driveways to allow room for water drainage. Another thing we take into consideration is the turning radius. The radius can be 15 feet in parking areas for midsize and small cars. However, curves on long driveways need a 50 feet radius to accommodate fire trucks.

Porous paving is highly recommended when installing new paves as opposed to concrete. Porous paving has the same function and stability as concrete paving but allows water to drain properly through the ground. This is beneficial to plants that are near the driveway.

Porous paving can be permeable concrete pavers, modular plastic or rubber pavers that look like conventional pavers. These materials allow water to filter through sand, grass or gravel in the ground. Gravel or sand is used to increase water’s infiltration rate.

Gravel below permeable or porous pavers can act as a storage medium. Filling the paver grids with gravel roughly costs the same as grass-filled paver grid. However, it requires less maintenance when compared to grass.