Hello,we want our driveway done and wondered whats the best material to put our m/h on without it sinking or cracking?
We had our drive done with this system. 5 inches deep with a compacted sub base. 3.5 tons of van plus two cars and it's fine so far. It can be levelled to allow rainwater run off to a soak-away. Lots of colours and designs. Very cost effective compared to block paving.Hello,we want our driveway done and wondered whats the best material to put our m/h on without it sinking or cracking?
Yes if his drive is directly on to a road he would need drainage of some sort. We have a long sloping drive which drains onto private woodland, and are at least 300 foot from a road, its great when it rains though as it washes all the crud away without having to jet wash it. Must admit I'm not too keen on that plastic mesh stuff, so personally wouldn't use it.The plastic mesh illustrated is the best because the grass can grow through it and the rain will drain through it,a tarmac drive will cause the water to run off and could cause flooding.
Not decided on the surface yet just want one that does what i want it for, thank youI believe that planning permission is required for a front driveway unless it is water permeable, best investigate what your local council wants before you spend your money.
"Planning Permission For Paving Your Driveway. If you are using permeable material to surface your driveway, you usually will not need any planning permission whatsoever. Permeable surfacing can be gravel, permeable concrete, or asphalt – anything that is sure to let rainwater drain through the driveway into the ground."
Our tarmac has been down at least 10 years so far, and still as good as the day it was laid, if you do go for that get a professional firm in, as they say you get what you pay for. Daughter has block paving, some new which looks ok, but some old stuff that was down when she moved in, so don't know how old, but personally think it looks horrible, and the little gaps which collect weeds would drive me mad, (I don't like using weedkiller).I would go for Tarmac, if done well could last for 30 years .block paving is cheaper looks good when new.
How long has it been down Trev.PAVERS every time ,4 inches of stones and gravel whacker then lay the pavers on sand cemend mix 7-1 ,four big dolops at each corner and one in the middle,half inch gap between.
Then 2 days later mix up cement and brush in with a rubber edged grout brush.
I have had 10 ton boats and trucks on mine,but if you want paddy come and do it for you.:lol-053::lol-053:
. Yep it's all about prepI laid the sub base at the front of my house in order to lay block pavers.
I laid the block paver edges but and then put tarmac down as it was cheaper.
I spent a full day spreading substrate and whacking it down with a petrol whacker, time well spent, as after the tarmac was laid I ordered a small concrete delivery (6 cubic metres) for a garage base, but a huge mixer turned up at the house with a full load. The driver says "I will tell you know that the lorry will destroy your drive when I back down"... after a short discussion, it was decided that he should back his lorry so that his back wheels are on the tarmac and then we will see what happens.
The tarmac easily took the 6 cubic metres of weight, which I put down to the fact that time was spent on whacking down the base.