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Is Block Paving a Good Option For Your Driveway?

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Why is block paving considered to be a good option

If you’re looking for a durable, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly paving option, block paving might be a good choice for your property. It is a durable, long-wearing material that is also decorative. A sustainable drainage system is another option that will make a great impact on the environment.


The cost of block paving depends on several factors, such as the size of the driveway, the materials used and the location of the driveway. There are many different options for block paving, but the cheapest type is concrete, which costs PS20 to PS60 per square metre. It is very low maintenance and is resistant to frost.

Block paving is a popular choice for driveways and paths in the UK. It is hard-wearing and is ideal for driveways, pathways, and patios. Block paving is expensive, but it is worth considering the cost before committing to a project. There are several factors that influence block paving prices, including the area of the driveway, the type of paver used, and the level of ground preparation required. The more complex the paving patterns are, the higher the cost per square meter.

Depending on the materials used, block paving can cost PS30 to PS60 per square metre. In addition to the materials used, the project may also require excavation and renovation work. This will increase the total cost, but it will be worth it in the long run. Furthermore, block paving is extremely durable, and most of the types available are resistant to oils and chemicals.

Block paving costs depend on several factors, including the size of the area to be covered, the type of materials used, and any building regulations. You don’t need planning permission for driveways made of permeable block paving, but you should check with your local authority about any other requirements that might apply.

Block paving can be constructed from concrete, clay, or stone pavers. The permeable variety requires special sub-bases with a low number of fins and large void spaces for water to drain. However, it’s cheaper than other forms of permeable concrete pavement. As with other types of concrete paving, it is not as durable and can be more expensive per square foot. However, it’s one of the most cost-effective options for low-traffic areas.

Costs of block paving vary greatly from one professional to the next. A block paving specialist can charge £150 to £250 per square metre, while a general builder can expect to pay PS100-150 per day. The overall cost of labour will vary, however, and will depend on the difficulty and time it takes to complete the job. Furthermore, the cost of labour varies across the UK. For instance, the price in London will be higher than elsewhere.


Block paving is a popular choice for driveways and patios. It has many benefits, including a clean and aesthetically pleasing finish. It is also affordable and available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours. This type of surface is especially attractive for patios, where a mix of different colours can create a multicoloured effect.

The best way to maintain block paving is to keep it clean and weed-free. This will prevent the surface from becoming stained or worn due to weeds. Using a sealant will also enhance the appearance of your paving. However, it should be applied by a professional. Also, you should wait until the paving has settled completely before applying the sealant. Otherwise, efflorescence will trap the sealant.

Regular sweeping will help remove general dirt from block paving. It should also be cleaned with soapy water when necessary. Depending on the type of block paving, you can use a leaf blower to remove sand. Hold the blower away from the block paving and aim it horizontally. Do not aim the blower at the pavers as this could cause damage. You can also use a weed killer if the area is very dirty. This will help control weeds and also help with drainage.

Another way to prolong the life of block paving is by pressure washing it. This will remove stains and general dirt that may be accumulated from foot traffic. This method will also remove any weeds that may have grown between the blocks. Weeds can cause an uneven surface and also damage tyres.

Block paving is low maintenance and can last for 10 years or more. However, it is important to keep the block paving clean and weed-free to avoid damage to the surface. The use of weed killer will help kill weeds faster and make cleaning easier. Also, you can use a power washer to get a really deep clean look. You should be careful to use medium pressure, as too much pressure can damage the block paving’s joining materials.

In addition to pressure washing your block paving, you can also use a stiff broom to remove loose stones, leaves, and other debris. Sand is not a good choice for a block paving driveway, as it can damage the paving slabs, glass windows, and cars.


Block paving is very durable and long-lasting, but this durability can be compromised if the blocks are not installed properly. Generally, block paving needs to be sealed every two years, especially in areas that see heavy traffic. Also, block paving must be avoided from jet washing, as it can cause it to crack.

Block paving is made from a variety of materials including clay and concrete. It is used for exterior pavement applications and is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and textures. The durability of pavers makes it ideal for commercial and residential uses. Unlike asphalt, block paving requires minimal maintenance. Moreover, it does not need to be repainted or polished, and is easy to clean and maintain.

Block paving is a popular pavement surfacing alternative and is often used by Orange County landscape contractors. Its cost varies according to its size and location. You can even perform a DIY block paving project, but keep in mind that it can be quite expensive. The cost of concrete block paving can range between PS20 and PS60 per square meter.

To maintain block paving, you should keep it clean and free from weeds. To avoid weeds, you can use a weed killer, which is easily available at DIY stores. However, you must be careful not to damage the pavers by applying the weed killer. A weed killer may not be effective on block paving, and will only ruin the appearance of your new pavers.

Block paving is available in different styles, colours, and sizes, and many people opt for this type of driveway as it is attractive and durable. There are three types of bricks used for block paving, namely clay blocks, concrete blocks, and natural stone. Block paving is generally more expensive when you choose a complex pattern.

Block paving is also available in a wide variety of patterns, including octant, circular, and basket weave. Basket weave is good for long driveways, and it can also be combined with other block paving patterns. Natural stone block paving is another option for patios and driveways. It requires more preparation and regular maintenance than other block paving options.

Costs of hiring a specialist

Before you can install block paving, you need to prepare the ground. The area has to be level and should not interfere with any social amenities. It also has to be firm. You may need to remove any existing structure that is on the ground, including stones, excess sand, and other materials. This may require hiring a specialist.

In some cases, it will be necessary to do additional landscaping after block paving is installed. You may need to install new trees or plants. You may also need to renovate or excavate the area. The costs will depend on the materials used. Some materials are cheaper than others, and some materials will require excavation.

Whether you are looking for a driveway or a patio, block paving can transform the look of a space. It can also be used to beautify other areas in the property. It is possible to choose a different style for each, and the cost will vary depending on your requirements.


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