At a glance, block paving looks ideal for paving a new driveway. It looks attractive, it’s often very durable and it can be laid easily. Unfortunately, block paving is not always the most ideal driveway paving solution. Despite its attractive appearance and apparent durability, you should remember that block paving is made up of pigmented concrete blocks that will lose their color over time, turning your attractive stone driveway into an eyesore if it isn’t replaced or repaired. It is also much more prone to displacement than many people realize. The modular concrete blocks may be placed over a layer of sharp sand, but as sturdy as that sand is it will also shift and settle over time, creating hollows and ridges in your driveway. However, the worst problem with block driveway paving has to be the weeds that frequently grow in between the surface joints and cracks. This is because this kind of driveway paving has no resistance to staining ingress, making it the perfect breeding ground for damaging and unsightly weeds.
If you need a new driveway for your home or are considering having your existing driveway replaced, there are much better driveway ideas that you should consider. By far one of the most cost-effective, durable and attractive options available to you is resin bonded stone surfacing. A resin bonded stone driveway is made primarily from gravel aggregate commonly used in loose gravel driveways. The difference is that the aggregate is adhered to new or existing hard standings with a strong epoxy binder. The technology that goes into this type of paving is commonly used on roadways throughout the United Kingdom, roadways that regularly withstand the stress from up to 30,000 vehicles every day.
Resin bonded stone surfacing has several advantages over block pavement. First of all, it’s much less expensive; clients can expect to spend nearly half as much money on a resin bonded stone driveway than they would on a block paved driveway. Resin bonded stone driveways will also last much longer, which will save you money that would otherwise be spent on constant repairs and maintenance. The resin prevents weeds from growing through the pavement, and the epoxy will keep the gravel from being displaced. It is also much more stain resistant than concrete blocks, providing an attractive natural stone beauty that will last for years.
If you are in need of great new driveway ideas for your home, a resin bonded gravel driveway from Transformed Driveways is truly one of your best options. They always have experts on hand during business hours, so call or email Transformed Driveways today to arrange for a free quotation or to ask any other questions that you may have.