The method of construction for driveways depends very much on the chosen driveway surface. Here is an example of the process for a paved driveway.
Driveway Construction Process
We dig out the area to correct depth and dispose of soil. Prepare and install necessary drainage.
2. Edge Course
The edge restraint is laid on a sturdy concrete foundation around the perimeter.
3. Lining The Base
A thick geotextile membrane is laid on the soil base to prevent the sub base mixing with the underlying layers. It can also help prevent weed growth.
4. Sub Base
We supply and lay a suitable hardcore to give a solid base for the driveway.
5. Laying Course
We then spread , level and compact laying course sand and screed to correct level.
6. Block Laying
Paving blocks are then laid in the customers choice of colour and pattern.
7. Cut & Fill
Next we measure and cut the final blocks to size and fill the joints.
8. Jointing & Compaction
Kiln-dried jointing sand is spread over the block surface and swept into the joints using a soft brush and then compacted with a wacker plate.
Excess jointing sand can be swept off the surface and it is now ready to be used.