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Block Paving in Birmingham

Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios Are Best

If you want to upgrade the cosmetic appearance of your home, but you’re not quite sure what materials you would want to use then you should definitely consider block paving. Block paving comes in many different colours so creating something unique and eye-catching can be done with ease. Many people don’t consider block paving for their driveway or patio because they believe their options are limited when it comes to creativity and design.

This couldn’t be further from the truth, in reality block paving for driveways and patios is still one of the best options available to homeowners, block paving in Birmingham is hard wearing and needs very little maintenance. Block paving won’t wear down over time and it isn’t prone to cracks like tarmac. You will also find that it doesn’t get really hot throughout summer, so it is ideal if you park your car on the driveway as opposed to in the garage. A block paving driveway is also actually very easy to install when you hire a reputable professional so there are lots of benefits available. When it comes to the design of block paving in Birmingham the sky is the limit, there are endless options to choose from.

job we carried out last month for block paving in Birmingham

Pathways

Block paving is ideal for pathways. You won’t be able to create circular designs or swirls, but you will be able to add whatever colours you want. Maintenance for block paving is low but you’ll find over time that weeds and moss grows between the cracks of the bricks. Moss and weed growth can be treated in seconds but the great thing about block paving is that that’s about all you need to worry about, the bricks themselves don’t fade or dull over time. With paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them cracking if an excessive amount of pressure is applied. Block paved pathways are a lot more durable and hard wearing and the smaller sized stone provides a much better support structure. Because block paving sections are so small, you can create curved pathway designs without any difficulty so you can have them going through your garden, at the front of your home or you could even have them to connect your driveway to your home.

Driveways

Block paving is a long lasting, durable material for driveways. The stones themselves have a lot of grip and this is ideal for when it comes to winter. Block paved driveways don’t get slippery when wet and vehicle weight won’t crack the stones. Some people think about having paving stones in their driveway but this isn’t a practical choice. The stones can crack with ease if the right pressure is applied and in some situations they might even lift up so they will need replacing if this ever happens. Block paving however doesn’t present you with this problem and you will also find that it can support large vehicles as well. A block paved driveway can be laid in a multitude of different colours and designs, the sky is the limit when it comes to the design.

image shows a driveway job we just started near birmingham city centre

Patios

If you want to install block paving on your patio then you should certainly take a look at the benefits that it has to offer. Many people opt for wooden decking for their outdoor patio areas but decking has a number of drawbacks when compared to block paving. Wood can rot over time, and it can be prone to mites and other insect infestations.

Aside from a little moss growing between the bricks over time block paved patios are virtually maintenance free and will last much longer than a wood deck. Block paving is a great choice for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.

Contact Birmingham Driveways & Landscape Services

If you are considering block paving in Birmingham and would like us to provide a free site survey and quotation please contact our installation team today