Gravel is possibly the simplest surfacing to construct and is available in a wide range of colours and sizes. In many rural situations, it is the most attractive option.
Usually the gravel supplier removes all of the fines (or dust). This ensures that you are provided with clean pebbles or chips. Self-binding gravel (a type of gravel that is SuDs-compliant) keeps and even adds to the fines, in order to capitalise and improve on the gravel’s self-binding properties.
Whatever type of gravel you use, the better gravel driveways are actually labour intensive as they involve laying MOT TYPE 3 hardcore and a quality membrane and using Gridforce driveway grids as this acts as this stabilise the gravel. Edgings need to be placed – treated timber strips are adequate – and the success of the drive overall depends on good hardcore beneath.
Permeable Block Paving.
These are SuDs-compliant block paved surfaces with wide joints filled with fine aggregate, which is then laid on a free draining base. Not all systems suit all applications: flat or sloping land, clay or sandy soils will affect which is best. A good installer will help determine which is suitable for your home.
You will also need to ascertain the rainfall levels in your area. This will determine the sub-base thickness needed to support the system on top.
So if you looking for a new driveway, we cover Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale, Darlington, Leyburn and Teesdide areas.