Charcoal Driveway with Plasmor Paving Stones

Asphalt is one of the most common materials employed when surfacing a driveway. While this substance does indeed offer a number of benefits, it will eventually need to be replaced due to damage alongside simple wear and tear. The good news is that there are some truly stunning options to leverage when partnering with the team at Stone Made Drives.

In order to better appreciate what is in store, it is a good idea to examine what a recent driveway resurfacing project involved. You can then learn why our team is contacted when quality and durability count.

The Initial Meeting

We always make it a point to sit down and discuss the available options with each and every client. This enables us to establish a personal rapport and perhaps more importantly, we can better understand the ultimate goals of the homeowner. After perusing various solutions, we both agreed that block paving stones were the most logical strategy to employ. Out team then tackled the project itself.

Removing the Tarmac

The first step involved physically removing the existing surface. This was accomplished through the use of a mini digger alongside a bit of manual labour. It was then possible to access the subsoil so that it could be flattened and compacted. Such an approach is crucial in order to provide the subsequent stones with a firm foundation. This is also the portion of the project when we addressed additional variables such as drainage issues.

Installing Charcoal Block Paving Stones

Block paving stones are unique in several ways. They are extremely durable and as they are interlocked together, no mortar or similar filling is needed. Numerous colours can be chosen and these stones will not fade over time. Furthermore, this material is simple to maintain and when cared for properly, is can last for decades at a time. This is one of the reasons why all of our projects are back up with a five-year warranty.

We chose to employ charcoal blocks manufactured by Plasmor in this case. Plasmor is a highly respected company that has been providing quality and sustainable surfacing solutions throughout the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the darker tones of these stones helped to augment the existing brickwork of the home’s exterior. Finishing touches included a built-in driveway access panel and a hand-laid stone border. Once again, the client was quite happy with the final results of this project.

Do you wish to learn more about block paving techniques? You might instead be interested in other options offered by Stone Made Drives such as fencing, landscaping, imprinted concrete, and even artificial turf. We are always happy to provide additional details or to set up a hassle-free meeting at a time that is convenient for you. There is no doubt that you will be pleased with what we can accomplish!