S&D Paving

Frequently Asked Questions

The first step when installing a driveway is to plan and prepare the area where it will be located. This includes levelling the ground, marking off boundaries, clearing away debris and vegetation, and making sure there is adequate drainage for water runoff. Additionally, it is important to check local regulations and obtain any necessary permits before you begin work. Once these preparations are complete, you can begin laying down the foundation materials such as gravel or crushed stone.

A new driveway may not need planning permission if proper drainage is in place, and the water can flow away to a permeable surface for drainage. However, we would recommend for you to contact your local council planning office to obtain clear information regarding planning permission and its confirmation.

Regular maintenance is essential in order to keep your driveway looking good and functioning correctly. This does depend on the material you have chosen, but in general you should clear debris from the area regularly and it is a good idea to reseal your driveway every few years in order to protect it from damage due to weathering or wear and tear. Finally, you should ensure that your driveway is properly graded so that water drainage can occur efficiently.

After finishing the driveway or patio, we will mark it off to ensure it does not get used. We will inform you about when you can start using your new driveway or patio. Typically, it takes 24-48 hours. However, for each job, we will provide individual advice.

The length of time it will take for the driveway installation depends on the size, type and complexity of the project. Generally, a straightforward driveway with basic materials and no drainage systems or complex edging would be expected to take a few days, whereas more complicated projects may require longer. It is best to discuss your specific requirements with us before beginning work so that a timeframe can be determined.

Resin driveways have the advantage of being highly durable and low maintenance compared to other materials like concrete and gravel. This means that there is no need for frequent cleaning or sealing. They are also resistant to cracks and potholes, ensuring a long-lasting and smooth surface.
Homeowners can also customise the look of their driveway to match their personal style by taking advantage of the versatility of design and colour options offered by these driveways.

Additionally resin driveways have a permeable surface, enabling water to drain through instead of accumulating on the top which can decrease the chance of flooding and harm from water.

Yes, damaged driveways can be repaired. Depending on the extent of damage, minor repairs may involve patching cracks and potholes with a suitable material like asphalt or concrete. If more extensive work is required such as replacing entire sections of your driveway, our experienced team can provide assistance. As an alternative to repair work, you may prefer to resurface your driveway using a different material in order to restore its look and functionality.

The best type of driveway to prevent weeds is one made from permeable paving materials such as resin, gravel, or permeable concrete. These materials allow water to pass through them rather than accumulate on the surface which can create an environment conducive for weed growth. If you decide to go with a non-permeable material such as asphalt or concrete, it is important to lay down a robust membrane underneath in order to stop weeds from growing up through any cracks or gaps that may occur over time. Additionally, regular maintenance such as frequent weeding and de-mossing will help maintain your driveway and keep weeds away.

Also consider laying down an edging material along the sides of your driveway in order to create a barrier between the grass and the driveway. This will help to prevent weeds from encroaching onto your driveway and also keep grass or other vegetation from growing over the surface.

S&D Paving & Landscaping has been an industry leader for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience when it comes to driveway installation and repair. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff who will work with you every step of the way, from planning to completion, to ensure your new driveway meets all your requirements. Furthermore, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality or customer service.

Our team is committed to providing a professional and reliable service with excellent products at fair prices, so that our customers can be assured of satisfaction with their investment. Whatever your needs may be, S&D Paving can provide you with expert advice and assistance for any driveway project.

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