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To clean a block paving driveway, start by removing debris with a broom. Use a pressure washer on low settings to prevent damage and remove dirt. You can also use a mild detergent and scrub with a stiff brush for tougher stains. Regular sweeping and weed maintenance are recommended to keep your driveway looking its best.
Yes, a well-maintained block paved driveway can add significant value to your property in the UK. A professionally installed and aesthetically pleasing driveway enhances curb appeal and provides practical off-road parking, which can be attractive to potential buyers.
Painting a tarmac driveway is possible, but it’s essential to use special tarmac paint that is fit for purpose and is best undertaken by a professional. Proper surface cleaning, preparation, and application are crucial for a successful result.
Yes, you can jet wash a tarmac driveway, but use a low-pressure setting to avoid damaging the surface. Be cautious around edges and joints. Regular jet washing can help maintain the appearance of your tarmac driveway.
Generally, you don’t need planning permission for a tarmac driveway as long as it’s a private driveway and not for commercial use. However, it’s recommended to check with your local authority for specific regulations.
To remove moss from a tarmac driveway, you can use a moss and algae remover or chlorine treatment. Scrub gently with a brush, and rinse thoroughly. Preventing moss growth with regular cleaning and maintenance is also recommended.
With proper installation and maintenance, tarmac driveways can last around 15 to 20 years. Regular sealing and addressing cracks can extend their lifespan.
The cost of a tarmac driveway depends on factors like size, location, and any additional features. Generally, tarmac driveways are cost-effective compared to resin and block paving. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free custom quote in writing.
Tarmac on driveways is usually applied with a total thickness of around 25-50mm, depending on the specific requirements.
Oil stains can be very difficult to remove, so prevention is always better than a cure. It’s unlikely you will be able to get rid of the stain completely, but in case of accidents, we recommend absorbing excess oil with cat litter or sawdust, then scrubbing the stain with a mixture of detergent and hot water. Rinse thoroughly. Commercial oil stain removers can also be effective. Stained block paving will likely need replacing as they tend to absorb oil quickly.
No, this is not recommended. Resin driveways can only be laid on top of a solid surface with no risk of movement, such as concrete or tarmac.
In most cases, planning permission is not required for a standard block paving driveway in the UK. However, if your property is listed or located in a conservation area, there might be restrictions.
Sealing a block paved driveway can enhance its longevity and appearance and may help prevent weed growth and protect against stains. It’s a recommended maintenance step.
Regularly sweep to prevent debris buildup, keep weeds in check, and re-sand the joints when necessary. Professional cleaning and resealing every few years can help maintain its appearance.
The cost of garden landscaping varies widely based on factors such as the size of the garden, design complexity, materials used, and desired features. Our experienced professionals can provide a more accurate estimate after a free consultation. Simply get in touch to set yours up today.
Yes, a well-designed and maintained landscaped garden can add value to your property. A beautiful outdoor space enhances curb appeal and provides an inviting environment.
Landscaping encompasses the overall planning, construction, and maintenance of outdoor spaces, including hardscape features. Garden design usually focuses specifically on the arrangement of plants, flowers, and other green elements.
Hard landscaping features such as paths, patios, walls, and water features provide structure and functionality to garden design. They complement the softscape elements and contribute to the overall aesthetic.
It’s considerate to inform your neighbours about any significant landscaping work due to noise, dust, and temporary disruptions. Open communication can help minimise potential concerns. We work quickly and efficiently to minimise disruption, especially when it comes to replacing fences and other landscaping related to shared boundaries.
Clear access to the work area, discussing your preferences clearly with the landscaper, and understanding the project timeline can contribute to a smoother process.
Absolutely. You can choose to landscape specific areas of your garden based on your needs and preferences.
Planning permission is generally not required for typical landscaping works. However, if you’re considering significant changes, it’s wise to check with local authorities to ensure compliance with regulations.