Why Block Paving in Cambridge for Driveways, Paths and Patios
Northern Drives Cambridge is a trusted paving company operating throughout Cambridge and If you want to upgrade the cosmetic appearance of your property, but you’re not quite sure exactly what materials you need to use then you should most certainly 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. A lot of people we speak to don’t consider block paving because they’re of the perception that they are limited with what can be done in a design. This couldn’t be further from the truth, in reality block paving for driveways and patios is still one of the better options available to homeowners, block paving in Cambridge is hard wearing and needs very little maintenance. Block paving won’t wear down over time and it isn’t prone to cracks like tarmac. You’ll also find that it doesn’t get seriously hot during summer, so it’s ideal if you park your car on the driveway as opposed to in the garage. Block paving is very easily installed when you contact experienced professionals and offer a number of benefits over other kinds of patio and driveway surfacing materials. You can have full flexibility over your own design and just about anything is possible, whether you want a circular design with lots of colour or a criss-cross design that utilise the same colour and one, there are endless options to choose from.
Block Paving For Pathways in Cambridge
For pathways block paving is a perfect material choice. Whilst for pathways you generally wont be able to add circular designs or swirls you do have endless colour options from which to choose. Maintenance for block paving is low but you will find over time that weeds and moss grows between the cracks of the bricks. This can be dealt with in a matter of minutes but the blocks themselves won’t fade in colour over time. With paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them splitting if a lot of pressure is applied. Block paving is very hard wearing and the smaller stones provide an outstanding support structure. Because the blocks are smaller in size many people choose to have curved pathways running through the garden or round the side of their properties and even from the driveway to the front door.
Block Paving for Driveways in Cambridge
Block paved driveways are still one of the most popular choices for homeowners installing a new driveway. The stones themselves are ideal for winter use as they have plenty of grip. You won’t need to worry about the floor getting slippery as much and you won’t need to worry about the weight of your vehicle cracking the stones. Some people think paving slabs is a good option for a driveway, but this is never recommended, flags can and do crack much easier than block paving and flagging doesn’t stand up to weight very well and can lift.. Block paving however doesn’t present you with this problem and you will also find that it can support large vehicles as well. Design options are endless with intricate design options available and a wide range of different colours.
Block Paving for Patios in Cambridge
For patios block paving is perhaps the best option available. Many people opt for wooden decking for their outdoor patio areas but decking has a number of drawbacks when when compared with block paving. Wood has a tendency to rot over time and is susceptible to mites and other forms of infestation, regular maintenance is essential when you install a wooden deck in your garden. With block paved patios in Cambridge the only maintenance required is the little moss which may grow between the cracks, other than this a block paved patio is virtually maintenance free. Block paving is a superb choice for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.
Contact Northern Drives Cambridge
If you are considering block paving in Cambridge and would like us to provide a free site survey and quotation please contact our installation team today