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What Home improvements can you make using the best Leeds paving expert?
Your Leeds paving expert, MD Paving, likes to make properties stand out. So one of the best areas to start with is your outside space. Whether you are thinking about a patio, footpath or outdoor space, paving our homes can make a real difference. Aesthetically and in price.
Planning is the first step in any Leeds paving, patio or driveway
The first step for any Leeds paving expert is planning your project and agree on a proposed area to work with. You will find that different areas of your garden will require a different consideration. The questions you need to ask are:
- What is the overall look of the property? What would like to achieve and the main reason for your paving expert project? It might be worth trying patio manufactured or natural paving, cobbles, circles or aggregates.
- Can you improve access required to the property through your paving expert project? If yes, then use concrete paving blocks and setts for your driveway or path.
- Is external dining or seating area required for your paving expert project? If yes, then use manufactured or natural patio paving, shapes and circles.
- Will the paving project mean it will reduce damage to certain areas or tidy up? If yes, then use utility type paving from a value range of products.
Choosing the right product to use
Once you have decided on the area for block paving Leeds, you are in a position to discuss what product is suitable for use. By looking at the products on offer, you will be able to select something which suits your family’s taste and budget.
Considerations should be given to traditional and contemporary styles, and paving products which work and contrast with your home’s existing features.
Choosing the right patio features
Combinations of stone also need to be factored in. You may have a large area which when covered with flagstones, may not have the same impact as something more detailed which includes circle features or stones. So it can be worth mixing sandstone setts and flags of different colours, to define borders or areas of your garden.
A raised kerb in contrasting block work can also look good in your paving driveway or on tarmac driveways. Aggregates could also be another consideration to break up areas of your patio or paving. You could add plants and grasses too.
Part of planning your area is to measure and survey, making note of existing areas and features which may prove to be obstacles further down the line. Calculations in terms of gradients etc are paramount with regards to water drainage.
Standing water can be a hazard for slipping and it may well discolour and deteriorate the structure and surface of the paving.
Choosing the right tools to use
There are many tools which your pavers will require for the job at hand, especially for driveways. Dependent on the area or job, these would include:
- Spade, pick, sledgehammer, shovel, string line, tape measure and wheelbarrow for site preparation.
- Float, cement mixer and trowel for bed preparation.
- Bolster, spirit level, chisel, lump hammer, rubber mallet, circular saw, brush and plate compactor for laying preparation of various types of paving.
What can your professional paving contractors do?
Your paviors will build a number of layers using different materials for the base structure. Each layer laid down will strengthen the one before. Before this, it is necessary to take out any existing vegetation and topsoil. You will then see more stable and compact sub-soil appears underneath, which is your sub-grade.
The next layer will be important in the formation of your paving project, as this will be the sub-base. Sub-bases may not be needed for some patio projects. But they will always be required for laying a driveway of block paving, as the sub-base will prevent unwanted settlement.
The bedding course
So the next stage is the laying or bedding course, which is basically the layer in which your paving will be laid. This will allow for different variations in depth or any undulations or peaks which may affect the level of the finished project. It has to be said that building sand is unsuitable for a bedding material as the product will not allow water to drain through enough.
The final and most important layer is that of the paving you have chosen, and yes, there are hundreds to choose from.
Talk to Leeds paving expert companies
The team can discuss, design and plan to supply you with a top quality product. We will make sure that the product is long lasting and will look great for years to come. We won’t break the bank and will be happy to supply you with a free no obligation quote.
There is no sales pressure from our super friendly team. Just read one of our many testimonials and reviews. Or check out the gallery. It’s full of different designs and styles for which you can get a feel for what would work best for you.
MD Paving is a well respected, family run business. We have over 25 years of paving and driveway experience and are renowned in the surrounding area. Our track record is competitive in both style and price and that’s what we have built our reputation on.