Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios are Superior

Thinking of improving your home with a new patio or driveway but not sure about the best kind of surface to choose? Consider block paving. With many different colours from which to choose you can really create something unique and eye-catching when you choose block paving for your patio or driveway project.


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Many customers we speak to don’t consider block paving initially, because they’re of the opinion that by using it they are limited with what is possible in a design. This couldn’t be further from the truth – in reality, block paving for driveways and patios remains one of the better options available to homeowners. Block paving in East Sussex is hard wearing and requires very little maintenance. Block paved patios and driveways don’t wear down over time and, in contrast to materials like concrete and tarmac, they aren’t prone to cracking. You’ll also find that it doesn’t overheat in summer, therefore it’s an ideal choice if you park your vehicle on the driveway instead of in the garage. Block paving is known for its ease of installation when the project is handled by experienced professionals, and the material offers a number of benefits over other kinds of patio and driveway surfacing materials. When it comes to designing a block paved patio or driveway in East Sussex, the choices are endless – the sky is really the limit!


Block paving is a great surface material for pathways. Whilst for pathways you typically won’t be able to add circular designs or swirls, you will have endless colour options from which to choose. Although block paved pathways are low maintenance, you’ll find over time that moss and weeds grow between the bricks. Moss and weed growth can be treated in seconds, but the real appeal of block paving is that that’s about all you need to be worried about – the bricks themselves don’t fade or dull over time for instance. With more basic paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them breaking if an excessive amount of pressure is applied. Block paving is far more durable and hard wearing in comparison, whilst the smaller sized stones offer a much improved sub structure. The smaller sized stones also allow for greater design versatility, allowing for curved pathways running through the garden, round the side of the property or even from the driveway to the front door.

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Block paving is a long lasting, durable material for driveways. The stones have plenty of grip, so they’re considered perfect for winter. Block paved driveways don’t get slippery when wet, and vehicle weight won’t crack the stones. Some people believe paving flags are a good choice for a driveway surface, but practically speaking this is a poor choice.  When placed under excess weight, they’re prone to cracking and lifting. Block paving however doesn’t present you with this problem, and you will also find that it can support large vehicles without any issues. Design choices are endless, with intricate design options available and a wide range of colours.

Block Paved Patios

For patio surfacing, block paving is possibly the best option available. Whilst a lot of people opt for wooden decking for their outdoor patio, decks certainly have a lot of problems. They require regular maintenance, with wood being prone to mites and other infestations, and with or without regular maintenance you will notice that decking rots over time. Aside from a little moss growing between the bricks over time ,block paved patios are virtually maintenance free and will last considerably longer than a wood deck. Block paving is a good choice for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.




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