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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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Need a driveway contractor this Springtime?

Your local driveway contractor can install a beautiful new driveway in time for Spring!

Driveway contractor – It’s that time of year folks, when you need to be thinking about the outside of your property and getting it ready for Summer. During those lighter days your driveway is on show and the first thing visitors see. So the best way to upgrade? Install a new driveway or beautiful block paving, which we promise, can really make all the difference.
There are many options available to you, which can perfectly match your budget. Here are just some examples of what you can do.

Block Paving

A great way to add a unique design and colour is to lay block paving. Did you know that there are approximately 1,200 types to choose from? Think about the colour and style you want. It’s now super easy to get the design you want, which also compliments your home. Block paving Leeds offers an attractive, but more importantly, long term driveway solution. You could also consider part block paving which would give you a contrast of materials, especially to tarmac. It’s an instant refresh to any home.

Resin and Tarmac – great alternatives to block

Resin driveways look stunning if installed properly. The long lasting, durable surface is great to repair and extremely resistant to climate conditions. Tarmac is extremely easy to install, durable, easy to maintain and great value for money.

You could brighten up a concrete driveway

Polishing concrete with one of our machines, will give your driveway a new shine, leaving it spic and span. This type of driveway can be grinded, resurfaced and polished by your driveway contractor, to achieve a truly slick looking surface.

Maybe accessorise your garden

You can also accessorise by lining your driveway with flora. Trees, bushes and flowers can all be used to frame your driveway, making it more inviting. Think about planting perennials such as evening primrose of chrysanthemum. Green spaces, interspersed with borders of block paving can look wonderful.

Lighting up your driveway will also provide extra safety and an easier way to navigate. Plus new technologies provide solar lighting, with no electricity needed, providing beautiful light.

So don’t neglect your driveway and give MD Paving a call today! We have a fantastic 25% off driveways Leeds, block paving and patios if booked before the end of January!
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Beautiful driveway created by your local driveway contractor

Tips on de-icing your block paving or tarmac driveway

Winter tips – 5 ways to de-ice your block paving or tarmac driveway.

Has winter turned your block paving or tarmac driveway into a skating rink? If so, read on as we list the most effective ways to keep your tarmac driveway ice-free. Also tips on how to prevent the snow and ice from accumulating on your driveway in the first place.

Rock Salt

The most common way for you to de-ice your tarmac driveways Leeds is to use grit or as it’s more commonly known as ‘rock salt’. It’s great to use because it’s cheap and pretty much available everywhere.  The UK drops about five million tonnes of the stuff every year, so a popular choice. But the downside is it contains chloride and cyanide making it very dangerous for animals and plants.

Use a shovel

Preventing the snow from building up will prevent ice from forming. So probably the most effective way to de-ice your tarmac driveway is shovelling snow as soon as it falls. This method is green and works 100% of the time. Just takes a little effort and braving the wintery conditions.

Green products

There are a number of green products for de-icing on the market, which are advertised as environmentally friendly or all-natural. However, they can be expensive, corrosive or just ineffective. For example, magnesium calcium acetate is biodegradable, but will only work properly with temps -3C or warmer. Make sure you do your research before splashing out.

Sand

This is great for creating traction by making icy and snow surfaces less dangerous. The only downside is the sand can create a lumpy mess and may clog up the outside drains when the snow and ice begin to thaw.

Heat Maps

These are a means for people building a new house, or replacing what’s already there to de-ice their driveway. But for everyday use, they’re prohibitively expensive.

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