Permeable block paving is an alternative to loose gravel or permeable tarmac. The base preparation is different for this type of paving as it has to be fully permeable. MOT type3 hardcore is laid to a depth of 6-12”, with a 2” layer of 10mm grit screeded over surface. Blocks are then laid on this
For over-flow car parks or areas that need to retain a grass finish, then Aco Ground Guard tiles can be laid on a prepared surface, filled with top soil and seeded. This gives a supported framework for the grass to grow and can be mown as and when necessary. This is a fully permeable driveway.
Breedon gravel is usually a pathway surface, but can be used as a driveway surface as long as a lot of turning on the surface is not expected. It is comprised of 6mm-dust aggregate which is compacted when wet to form a solid surface. It is a non-permeable surface and requires drainage.
Tarmac is one of the drive covering options we supply. It has a range of benefits, and doesn’t tend to be too expensive, which makes it a very popular option for driveways.
Block paving is still very popular, offering a wide range of colours, sizes and patterns for your drive. There is now also the choice of using traditional concrete blocks or new natural stone pavers. Block paving: how it works In order to lay a standard block paved drive, we would usually dig-out 8-inches/20cm of material