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Paving Portsmouth - Driveway and Patio Contractors
Paving Portsmouth - Driveways and Gardens One of the most common types of driveway and patio surfaces is block paving. It offers long term value and provides great durability when used as a driveway or patio. Your Portsmouth paving is available in multiple sizes, textures and thickness in order to provide customers with the widest use possible.
Block paving is something that you can lay yourself, however, it can be quite daunting and unless you have the right machinery and have some previous experience, you are much better off choosing a paving contractor to help you install it in Portsmouth.
For example, block paving is commonly available now as a 50mm paving block but previously the most common was 60mm for paving. This was lowered after it became obvious that for a standard driveway, 50mm will withstand much of the traffic.
On driveway areas that are going to have HGV vehicles on it, the most common type of block paving is the 60mm style. It can easily withstand the traffic from an HGV and other vehicles without any worry about your block paving in Portsmouth becoming damaged by it.
On roadways, the average type of block paving is 80mm. This is not because 60mm can't withstand the traffic, it's the constant traffic and shifting that creates problems. The 80mm block pavior due to its extra weight will not shift like the others.
When you are choosing paving for your own driveway, you should try to first narrow down the purpose of it. If it's a standard driveway, you can save a little money and go with a 50mm block. If you have lorries that will be delivering oil or goods to your home, go with a 60mm. The 80mm block is simply not needed for a driveway.
The next choice is to choose the style of block paving, you can opt for the Tegula paving style from Marshalls, which is generally laid in 3 sizes. It is laid in staggered lines to offset the joints. This is important as it will allow better interlocking of your block paving.
The most common type of block paving is still the standard herringbone pattern in a style like Pedesta paving from Tobermore. It is cost effective (slightly cheaper than other variants) and when laid correctly, will interlock very strong to ensure a durable, solid driveway paving.
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