Replacing Existing Driveway


Postby hoopy1967 » Fri May 02, 2008 7:36 pm

I'm planning to replace my existing driveway. The current one is 17 years old and looks tired with broken wobbly slabs and horrible black gravel.

My question is : Do I need to dig right back to the soil and replace scalpings etc or can I just lift the existing slabs and gravel and lay new ones over existing base?

Hope I'm making sense. Thanks in advance.

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Postby ALDA » Sun May 04, 2008 3:04 pm

H,

THERE IS NO NEED TO GO BACK TO SOIL LEVEL, JUST REVEAL THE ORIGINAL BASE.

ENSURE THAT ANY SURFACE HOLES/DEPRESSIONS ARE TOPPED UP AND COMPACT THE WHOLE AREA TO PROVIDE THE NECERSSARY LEVELS AND FALLS TO MAINTAIN SURFACE RUN OFF/DRAINAGE AND LAY YOUR NEW PAVING/SURFACE IN SAND OR MORTAR DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC THAT WILL USE IT.

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Postby hoopy1967 » Tue May 06, 2008 8:30 am

Thanks Alda that advice should save me about £600. I owe you a pint lol. :P
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Postby ALDA » Tue May 06, 2008 7:58 pm

H,

NEXT TIME YOUR IN A PUB, PUT THE VALUE OF THAT PINT INTO THE CHARITY BOX. THAT'LL DO NICELY!!!!

CHEERS,

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