Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios Are Best

If your considering a new driveway or patio for your house or commercial premises, block paving in Somerset is a material you should certainly think about. With many different colours from which to choose you can really create something unique and eye-catching when you choose block paving for your patio or driveway project. Many people are against block paving, given that they feel as though it doesn’t give them many options when it comes to creativity and that it can be a little hard to maintain. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and in reality, it’s one of the best solutions if you want a hard-wearing driveway, path or patio without the excessive maintenance. Block paved patios and driveways don’t wear down with time, and unlike materials which includes concrete and tarmac they are not prone to cracks. You will also find that it doesn’t overheat during summer, so it’s ideal if you park your car on the driveway instead of in the garage. Block paving is very easily installed when you contact experienced professionals, and offers a number of benefits over other patio and driveway surfacing materials. You can have full flexibility over your own design and nearly anything is possible, whether you want a circular design with lots of colour or a criss-cross design that utilise the same colour and one, there are countless options to choose from.

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Pathways

Block paving is ideal for pathways. You won’t be able to create circular designs or swirls, but you will be able to add whatever colours you want. Block paving is very low maintenance, but now and again you might find that weeds or moss grows in-between your bricks. Moss and weed growth can be remedied in seconds but the appeal of block paving is that that’s about all you need to worry about – the bricks themselves wont fade or dull over time. With paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them breaking if a lot of pressure is applied. Block paving is very hard wearing and the smaller sized stones offer an excellent support structure. Because block paving sections are so small, you can create curved pathway designs without any difficulty so you can have them going through your garden, at the front of your home or you could even have them to connect your driveway to your home.

Driveways

Block paving is a superb choice for your driveway. The stones themselves have a lot of grip, and this is ideal for when it comes to winter. You won’t need to worry about the floor getting slippery as much and you won’t need to worry about the weight of your vehicle cracking the stones. Some people think about having paving stones in their driveway, but this isn’t a sensible choice. The stones can crack with ease if the right pressure is applied and in some situations they might even lift up, so they will need replacing if this ever happens. Block paved driveways don’t present such issues and can readily withstand pressure from even the heaviest of vehicles. Design options are endless with intricate design options available and a wide range of different colours.

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Patios

For patio surfacing, block paving is possibly the best option available. A lot of people think wooden decking is a good option for patio areas but wooden decks pose lots of problems. Wood is likely to rot over time and is susceptible to mites and other kinds of infestation – regular maintenance is essential when you install a wooden deck in your garden. With block paving in Somerset, you won’t experience any of this and the only thing you’ll want to worry about is a little bit of moss growing in-between your stones. Block paving is a good option for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.

Block Paving in Somerset, available in a variety of shapes and styles

Contact Consolidated Drives

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