Once agreement has been reached we will arrange a date and time for us to start the install. In most cases we will start with digging out the existing drive and levelling (With a Resin Bound installation this might not be required as we can usually overlay onto concrete or tarmac drives). This will usually involve the use of a mini digger and is normally completed within one day with all the debris taken away and environmentally disposed of. (We tend not to use skips but our own tipper vehicles).
Levels will then be set and a geotextile membrane installed on top of the subsoil to the total area of your driveway. This helps prevent the mixing of the sub soil or clay with the hardcore that will be installed but will still allow water to flow freely.
At this stage MOT type-1 hardcore is laid to the total area of your new driveway on top of the geotextile membrane to a minimum depth of 150mm. This is then compacted down numerous times in different directions to give a good solid base.
Edging restraints (usually blocks) are then installed to contain the block paving or resin installation.
At this stage if the driveway is to be finished as a tarmac drive a 6mm finishing course will be installed and compacted. With a Resin Bound a bitumen or concrete base will be installed on top of the hardcore leaving between 18-20mm for the final resin install which is then hand trowelled once the concrete has cured or the bitumen oxidized.
With block paving drainage will need installing and once complete the driveway area will be covered with course grit sand, compacted and screeded.
Blocks are then laid and the area is brushed with Kiln dried sand until all joints are full to the top. The area is then compacted once again and any surplus kiln dried sand is now removed.