Not only can decorative aggregates be utilised for pathways, borders and planting beds, but it can also be utilised for driveways.
Decorative aggregate is a strong and stunning solution to your driveway woes. Not only can it add a touch of class to your landscape, but it is a cost-effective way of getting a dream driveway.
Before you get started, make sure you have adequate storage for vehicles while completing the necessary tasks listed:
- Mark out the area you want your new driveway, this can be done with some string and pegs or marking paint
- The hard work starts by digging out the area to a minimum depth of 175mm
- If you have heavier vehicles on the drive, you might need to dig a little deeper for strength
- You’ll need to ensure that you dig out any weeds, plants or flowers. If you have an area which has a lot of weeds, you might want to treat the area with a weed killer to make sure you’ve got rid of anything underneath. If you really want to make sure your path doesn’t get weeds growing through, we also recommend that you lay a hardcore base layer or a weed membrane. This will help with ay future weed growth
- The subbase for your drive should be well compacted for strength purposes – this subbase should be ideal to a depth of 125-150mm
- The top surface of the drive should comprise of a thick aggregate and raked to an even surface and compacted
- The rest of the drive can be dressed with a top dressing of slate aggregate if required
- When you’ve finished laying your aggregate, it is always good to give it a quick spray with a garden hose to remove any dust and debris.
If you would like to discuss any of the decorative aggregate supplied by Burlington Aggregates, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team today. We have a wide range of decorative aggregate in stock with UK wide delivery.