Why Choose Us
A driveway can significantly improve the appearance of your home, in addition to providing off-street parking, which is regarded as a vital commodity for most home-owners. We are able to achieve a wide range of styles and patterns to give your property’s appearance a facelift, whilst ensuring it is perfectly suited to your taste and budget.
Assured Driveways are experts in the design and installation of high quality driveways for customers throughout Essex. With a wealth of experience in all aspects of hard landscaping and groundwork, our customers benefit from our knowledge and dedication to high standards. We have established a reputation for providing customers with a reliable, honest, and professional service that guarantees flawless results.
Driveway Design & Installations Essex
- Block Paving
- Paving Stones
- Gravel Driveways
- Patio Slabs
- Resin Driveways
- Tarmac Driveways
- Polish Concrete
When choosing Assured Driveways, you will reap the benefits our professionalism. We provide a complete service, which means we will help you throughout the design stage until completion. This ensures that the driveway that you have set your heart on is the driveway that is installed. By getting an understanding of your budget and preferences, we are confident that we can not only meet your expectations, but exceed them.
Driveway Installation Method
We excavate our driveways to a minimum depth of 200mm (8inches). We excavate any soakaways if needed to conform with water run off regulations. All excavated material is removed the same day. We use a Leanmix Concrete sub base to a minimum depth of 100mm (4inches), this is a solid concrete base to a C20 strength, the same strength as your house footings, and it is not Hardcore or Crushed Concrete. We then install any channel drains required to take the water run off to the soakaway. Next is the bedding layer of compacted Sharp Sand, which is screeded to the levels required to run the water off of the paving.
Then your chosen blocks are laid and any cuts are made to create the shape of your driveway. Any blocks that are not retained by a solid wall or edge restraint are taken up and bedded back down on mortar, then retained with a concrete haunching to keep them in place. Once all the haunching has set, kiln dried sand is swept into the joints and the paving is compacted to complete the installation. All of our rubbish is taken with us, and the site is swept and washed down before we leave each day.
This driveway installation is designed to take the weight of a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes, if you are parking heavier vehicles on your driveway, we increase the depth of excavation and sub base to suite.