The site is marked out and the ground prepared
Each of our jobs starts with carefully marking out where the paving will be installed. The ground is then excavated and all waste material removed from site.
The base layer is applied
The next stage is to install a suitable subbase. This is one of the most critical stages of the process as correct preparation is extremely important for the final finish. For concrete to stand the test of time a flat well compacted base is essential. The Driveway Company only use materials specified by the British standards institute.
The concrete is applied
Our specialized Fibre Reinforced Concrete is laid using specialist tools and by our fully trained operatives, the concrete mix we use is 30 Newton strength concrete which is equivalent to the strength of concrete used on airport runways giving a highly durable and long lasting surface
The concrete is leveled
Using specialist tools operatives work the surface to give a smooth finish that is laid to the correct falls to ensure the finished project is free of puddles.
Surface colour hardener is applied
At just the right time the chosen colour hardener is applied, this is a powdered substance produced to BS5750 standards, once applied and at just the right time this is trowelled into the concrete so that it becomes a part of the integral slab.i.e its not a separate layer on top! And just to add to the durability of printed concrete surface colour hardener is 3 times stronger than concrete (100 Newton’s crush strength)
The design is imprinted
After trowelling and whilst the concrete is still plyable the pattern is imprinted, there is an endless choice of colours and patterns available to suit any situation.
Landscaping can then take place
Landscaping brings the whole project to life and blends the paving beautifully into it’s surroundings.