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Driveway Repairs – Post Winter Tips from MD Paving

Driveway Repairs – With Spring in sight, the melting snow can, unfortunately, reveal damage to your driveway. Deciding on whether to repair or replace your driveway can be perplexing, but most repairs should be left to the professionals! That’s where MD Paving can help.

  1. Understanding what the driveway damage is!

Understanding driveway repairs and the cause of winter damage can prevent it happening in the future. The damage usually occurs due to the plummeting drop in temperatures, the cycle of freeze and thaw and the use of chemical melting agents, such as sodium chloride. This is extremely damaging to both concrete and asphalt and can also weaken the joints in your block paving. Rock salt can also seep into cracks, corroding and weakening steel rods used to reinforce the area. Freezing water will also cause damage as ice expands and increases existing cracks, causing the surface to break away. Snow/metal shovels can also cause significant damage by dislodging already loose asphalt and stone, creating craters which are hard to fix. Where possible, try to use plastic shovels for clearing snow.

2. Know your driveways lifespan

An asphalt driveway can have a lifespan of approximately 20 years, with concrete versions lasting easily 25 years, but will need to be maintained to achieve this. If your driveway is heavily damaged and coming to the end of its useful life, you may want to consider a new hardtop. Driveway repairs may only be a short-term solution. A high-quality sealer should be applied every 3 years to protect the surface from the adverse weather, including UV rays.

3. Know when to call in the professionals

If the driveways Leeds damage is too severe, then it may be time to give MD Paving a call. It may be that you require a new driveway – but this can be discussed on inspection from one of our team. All our work comes with a warranty, with references available and a free no-obligation quote will be submitted.

4. Remember to keep your driveway in a good condition

When it does snow, try and move it as soon as possible. Once it becomes compacted and forced into cracks, problems start to occur. If you need to gain traction, try to use sand instead. Once the snow has melted, we will be happy to advise you what sealers to use to keep your new driveway in tip-top condition. Just remember that a proper maintenance routine is required, no matter which driveway you choose. This will prevent expensive repair and help your driveway to last for many years to come.

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Bespoke Commercial Driveways and Landscaping Solutions by MD Paving

Not only do MD Paving offer driveway and paving services to residential customers, but we are also experts in Commercial Driveways projects too.

Commercial Driveways – Throughout our 25 years in the industry, MD Paving have undertaken many projects of varying scope for a number of commercial clients in the Yorkshire area. This is achievable due to the varied skill set of the MD Paving team. Being experienced and knowledgeable contractors, means we’re able to offer a quality service to a varying range of clients.

From the initial concept stages, all the way through to completion, we are committed to making your creative visions a reality. Whether you are a private business or local authority, we are confident to offer a solution which will meet your needs.

Our Commercial driveways work covers a range of efficiently designed car parks on a vast scale. Not to mention estate driveways and restaurant outdoor spaces. Irrespective of the complexity or size of a project, our high standards and attention to detail shine through.

We are also experienced in working alongside housing developments. Using our technical proficiency, we excel in working with block and stone to produce patios, footpaths and driveways. In doing so, the team consistently produce quality work on a sizeable scale.

Examples of our Commercial work

First impressions count, so you really want to impress your visitors. Examples of our work can be viewed below. Alternatively, please see our selection in the photo gallery

https://www.md-paving.co.uk/gallery

Not forgetting that all our commercial driveways work comes with a guarantee. We only use the highest quality materials, from the top leading industry brands.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We offer a free site visit and inspection, including a free no obligation quotation and will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

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Harrogate driveway owners – have you thought about renting yours out?

Would you rent your Harrogate driveway?

Harrogate driveways  – have you thought about renting yours? There are thousands of savi home-owners across the country who are earning extra cash by renting out their driveways. Commuters and shoppers are happy to pay and homeowners and they can earn literally earn hundreds of pounds each year by renting theirs out.  

Town parking and city centre parking can be so expensive, so renting a driveway, is by far a cheaper alternative. One company who puts customers and residents together is Just Park. They have many householders on their books and provide hundreds of residential parking spaces. One driveway owner said he rented out his driveway after seeing a TV programme and has not looked back since. It’s money for nothing and absolutely minimum effort, however, your driveway does need to be in good condition.

They can list your space for free and control availability whilst renting out your space at a time which suits. That could be 9 to 5 or 24/7 and with regular payments going straight into your bank account, it couldn’t be easier.

Who wants to rent your Harrogate driveway?

Harrogate have some expensive public parking spaces, so there is definitely a growth in driveway rentals. Visitors, shoppers, travellers and commuters are always looking for cheaper parking fees. So will be able to command a higher price if you live near an airport, city centre or event space.

However, one bit of advice is to make sure your driveway is fit for purpose. If your driveway is not cared for, any damage caused to vehicles could land you in trouble. If you’re planning on renting out your Harrogate driveway, then maybe you’ll need to get in touch with your local driveway/paving contractor to tidy things up. Making sure your driveway is presentable and fix any broken paving or tarmac.

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