Block Paved & Resin Driveway

This was a large 180m² driveway that was dual-surfaced with both block paving and resin bound gravel over two sections.

We began by breaking out the existing concrete driveway and excavating the entire area to a depth of 250mm before crushing and removing all of the waste concrete from the site.

For the larger block paved area, a 175mm base layer of MOT Type 1 aggregate was laid and compacted in layers along with a geotextile membrane. 25mm of sharp sand was screeded and compacted on top of the sub-base layer. 60mm thick blocks were then laid, pointed with kiln-dried sand and compacted to form the main part of the driveway.

We laid KL edging along both edges where the driveway meets the flowerbeds. The KL edging was used for the path to the house and was also curved at the bottom end of the driveway to create a wider entrance from the road. The edging was installed with concrete haunching to eliminate any sideways movement.

The resin was then mixed with an activator and mixed with the customer’s chosen shade of gravel in a forced action mixer. Once mixed, the resin bound mixture was spread over the area using trowels and regulated using aluminium copings to a thickness of 22mm for vehicular use and 12mm for pedestrian use.

Drains were installed at two points on the driveway and a large 3.7m wooden 5-bar gate was hung on new 1200mm gate posts.