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Hello,we want our driveway done and wondered whats the best material to put our m/h on without it sinking or cracking?

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We have a tarmac drive and never had any problems (laid over ten years ago, only spot we had trouble is where we had the leg of a loaded trailer stood for years, we should have put a bit of wood under to distribute the weight).
 

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We have tarmac on the driveway which runs past the house and then we intend to lay plastic driveway to park the motorhome on.
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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.
 

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parking closer to home

Try next doors drive, then your also see out of windows downstairs.
 

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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.
Man, his driveway must be huge.:D
 

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Planning permission

I 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."
 

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete

Hello,we want our driveway done and wondered whats the best material to put our m/h on without it sinking or cracking?

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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.

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yorkieowl

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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.
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.
 

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I 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."
Not decided on the surface yet just want one that does what i want it for, thank you
 

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Brick Paving

Brick Paving easy to lay after surface prepared plate wacker and 10 cutting disc on angle grinder only power tools req
 

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I would go for Tarmac, if done well could last for 30 years .block paving is cheaper looks good when new, needs maintenance weeding etc and more prone to sinking ,parking on grass accelerates corrosion as it is allways wet .watching post with interest.
 

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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:
 

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I would go for Tarmac, if done well could last for 30 years .block paving is cheaper looks good when new.
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).
 

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I 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.
 

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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:
How long has it been down Trev.
 

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I 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.
. Yep it's all about prep
 

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Reminds me of my daughters previous neighbour, they got travellers in to lay a lovely new drive, looked great the first week, but it sunk and looked like the sea in a storm, worst bit they had no come back, money wasted.
 

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