Create the ideal first impression for your property by laying block paving for your driveway that is visually beautiful yet functional.
Block paving is a popular choice for driveways as it is strong enough to handle constant vehicle traffic while yet looking stylish and appealing. A block paved driveway can improve the appearance and value of your home, and there are a range of colours and styles to choose from to suit your home.
What is block paving?
Block paving, sometimes known as brick paving, is a popular decorative method for laying pavement or hard-standing. The primary advantage of utilising bricks over other materials is that individual blocks can be removed and replaced when they are damaged or worn.
The bricks used are normally constructed of concrete or clay, with the addition of various composite elements. The most popular concrete blocks are composed of porous materials; often produced from recycled resources such as shattered glass and old construction debris.
You can create a variety of laying patterns, the most common of which is the herringbone pattern, which provides the strongest binding owing to its interlocking.
Where can you find block paving?
Driveways, pavements, patios, walkways, and road surfaces are common applications for block paving. Due to the visual appeal it offers and the variety of options available, it can be a fashionable addition to any home – it is also a popular choice for patios for similar reasons. The robustness of the interlocking and the flexibility to replace individual blocks means it’s an excellent surface option for pathways and roadways in low-traffic regions.
What makes block paving a good choice?
As a result of the extensive benefits it offers, block paving is the preferred surface choice for many. Although more expensive than other options, it can last longer when properly maintained. Benefits of block paving include:
- Adds value to your property
- Enhances the look of a property or area
- Variety of colours
- Variety of shapes
- Can be designed in a range of patterns
- Interlocking provides enhanced strength
- No costly repairs, individual bricks can be replaced
- Offers a more fade resistance surface than alternatives
- Allows for easy drainage without the need for separate drainage