There are many different ways to pave a driveway. Block paving is one of the most common ways. Block paving involves, as the name implies, using blocks of stone to pave the driveway. Such a process is in contrast to other kind of paving that involve pouring a liquid that is then allowed to set. Block paving is preferable to other kinds of paving in instances where you cannot pour a liquid. It’s also preferable in instances where you want your driveway to have a unique look. Here is how block paving works.

Block Paving

A Leigh paving and driveways expert will block pave your driveway in one of a few ways. The simplest way is just to install stone blocks that are of uniform size and shape. They’ll be set into the ground to form a paved surface. Such a process is for areas that don’t experience a lot of shifting or moving. If your ground is too soft or if it is not very stable, the stones will shift and move too much for that to be feasible. Instead, the driveway will need to be prepared for the paving.

To prepare the driveway for block paving, a professional might lay a layer of gravel. Gravel forms the stable bed on which the blocks can be installed. Furthermore, the blocks can be secured with mortar between them. In those instances, the blocks do not move and form a more complete surface.

Benefits

There are many benefits to block paving. One of the most functional benefits is the ease of repairs. In a typical cement driveway, if it becomes damaged, you have to do some pretty complex work to fix the problem. With a block paved driveway, you just remove the damaged block and replace it with a new one.

It only takes a few seconds to repair a block paved driveway.