Paving contractors can help with nearly any task that involves laying or repairing pavers, including driveways, paths, and outdoor patio areas. Here’s what you can expect with each type of paving service:
Paving your driveway can really lift your home’s street appeal, adding value and unique personality. Your paving contractor will start your driveway paving service by preparing the ground. They’ll excavate and level the surface, spreading paving sand over the top, then driveway rubble or crushed rock. Then they’ll compact this base before laying your chosen pavers in a set pattern, ensuring they’re at a level height. To finish up, they’ll carefully set your pavers in place.
Need to lay some pavers for your patio area or around your pool? Pavers will minimise the amount of maintenance (and mowing) you need to do outside, and provide a smooth, flat surface for entertaining. Your paving contractor will help you select the best pavers to suit surrounding features, like your pool, fences, bricks, and even plants. Then they’ll install your outdoor paving by preparing the base, then laying your pavers in a set pattern. They’ll check that everything’s level and take into consideration drainage and water flow.
Paving can be a practical (and attractive) alternative to concrete pathways. Your contractor can use brick paving to lay out a path - straight or curved - and create a feature in your garden. They’ll use string to mark out where your path needs to go, before excavating to a suitable depth. They’ll prepare the base and compact it, before laying brick pavers in a set pattern or stepping stones to mark out the path. Finally, your paving contractor will brush sand between the pavers to help set them in place.
While pavers are a durable option for paths and driveways, they do occasionally crack. Fortunately, paving repairs are usually fast and cost effective, especially if you have a few spares. Your paving contractor will pull up the broken paver and find a spare paver that matches. They’ll replace the paver, ensuring it’s firmly compacted into place.