Kent Block Paving

Kent Block Paving Base Driveways lead the way in Kent Block Paving and specialise in laying the driveway of your dreams at a price that puts a smile on your face. The choice you make on what type of driveway you are going to have will have an impact on your home for a long time to come, so it is vital that you choose your Kent block paved drivewaydesign, materials and colours very carefully. We can show you a wide range of options and talk through with you the Pros & Cons of each of these options. The other area you need to think carefully on is Which Kent Block Paving contractor you choose to carry out the work. Base Driveways are proud of our reputation and the work we carry out for our customers – each job is treated with the utmost attention to detail and professional manner in which we carry out our work – you can be confident that choosing Base Driveways for the job is the right decision. We lay our Block Paved Driveways to the highest spec to ensure years of trouble free use – we use a minimum of 6″ of base stone, 3″ sand, full drainage systems and membranes put in place to suppress weed growth ( not very nice seeing a lawn growing out your driveway – and a real pain to get rid of ) then everything double checked before we commence laying the paving of your choice. Our professional Kent Block Paving layers will ensure a perfect, level finish giving you a driveway or patio you can be proud of and all this is backed up by  our Base Driveways 2 Year No Nonsense Guarantee. Be Careful Choosing Your Kent Block Paving Contractor If you are unfortunate and go with a lesser contractor then you may live to regret it down the line. It’s easy for everything to look lovely at the end of the job, but having your driveway look lovely for years to come as well,is what you want. A badly laid block paved driveway will mean money down the drain because you will end up having to pay up again for someone to put things right that should have been done correctly in the first place. We are often called to homes to put right badly laid driveways that have paving that has sunk or...
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Kent Resin Bonded Driveways

Kent Resin Bonded Driveways If you are looking for an alternative to a block paved driveway, tarmac driveway, concrete or asphalt driveway then take a look at Kent resin bonded driveways. We use a new generation of resin bonding materials to make fantastically beautiful, low maintenance and hard wearing kent resin bonded driveways that will last you for years to come. The Adtex bonded paving system is our choice of resin bonding as it offers the very latest polyurethane hybrid resins that have outperformed other systems we have tried. Adtex Kent Resin Bonded Driveways Take a look at this video that will give you a good overview of what your Kent resin bonded driveway could look like and how the resin bonding process works. Kent Resin Bonded Driveways Gallery Uses Include: Adtex has been developed to provide stunning, highly durable surfaces. Driveways Patios Heritage Sites Access Roads Footpaths Paths Flat Roofs Adtex is an alternative to: Tarmac Driveway Aspalt Driveway Block Paving Driveway Pattern Imprinted Concrete Concrete Driveways There is a large range of aggregate colours and shapes on offer and this gives the possibility of introducing design elements into landscaping and refurbishment projects when looking at Kent resin bonded...
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Kent Driveways

Kent Driveways Base Driveways are perfectly placed for all your Kent Driveways requirements, whether it is a new block paved drive, tarmac driveway or resin bonded driveway – make Base Driveways Kent your first choice of contractor to come and take a look at what your driveway plans are and show you how they can become a reality at a price that you will be extremely happy with. Pride In Our Kent Driveways Work We live by our reputation and have established ourselves as one of Kent’s leading driveways contractors. All our driveways are constructed to the highest specification with all groundwork calculated to high load specs, all drainage is put in to make sure you never have any problems with runaway water and all surface materials are of the highest quality so that you know when you have your beautiful new driveway laid, it will remain that way for years and years to come without any problems that a lot of driveways face after time. We are often contacted by people that have had Kent driveways laid and all was well at first, only for them to go out one day and find sunken areas of block paving or tarmac, or the surface of their driveway is starting to crack or their drainage is inefficient and at the first sign of a downpour their driveway is flooded. Don’t put yourself in this position where you end up having to get a skilled contractor in to put right someone elses sloppy, poor workmanship – it ends up costing you double the inconvenience and double the cost of getting your driveway right in the first place. Base Driveways Kent We are one of only 10 Kent driveways contractors to be licenced to put in drop kerbs ( Vehicle Crossings ) in the Medway Council District and have shown over the years why we are entrusted to be one of these contractors. All our customers are treated with the highest integrity, honesty & commitment so you will know that our quotations wont have any hidden surprises at the end of the job and our timing is precise so you can organise any arrangements you need to make and know that when we say we will be with you and when we tell you how long things will take – there will be no surprises. So if you are looking to get...
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Sittingbourne Patios

Sittingbourne Patios To Be Proud Of Here is an example of a beautiful Block Paving Patio that we constructed for a client who had there  own design in mind and collaborated with us to get their perfect patio. Our client was extremely happy with the result and will get many many years of pleasure from it. Whether you have your own design in mind or you would like our help in designing your perfect Sittingbourne Patio, all you need to do is give us a call and we will give you a free site survey and advice giving you the benefit of over 20 years in building Sittingbourne Patios. There are so many choices in patio design and construction that it can get overwhelming when your trying to visualize the end result and that’s why its always best to get an experienced outside perspective. Here are some Sittingbourne Patios Constructed with Different Materials             There are so many different Sittingbourne Patios Have a search around for ideas that inspire you and give us a call or use our contact us page to discuss your requirements. No matter what your budget is we are sure you can find a solution to your needs and come up with a beautifuly designed and proffessionally built patio that you will be proud of and enjoy for many years to come. So whether you have your own unique design in mind or have been inspired by other Sittingbourne patios I’m sure we have the right package for...
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Sittingbourne Block Paving

Sittingbourne Block Paving We are a leading Sittingbourne Block Paving specialist and provide you with a huge array of options for your Driveway or Patio. It is important that you  make the right decision on what type of pattern, colour and design you choose for your block paving as it will be something that you can be proud of for year to come. It is equally important that you make the right decision on which Sittingbourne Block Paving contractor you get to lay your block paved driveway or patio as a poorly constructed driveway or patio will soon become an eyesore and even a hazard. It is vital that the groundwork is done correctly. We dig out the driveway or patio to the required deph to allow us to put a minimum of 6″ of type one base stone and an even deeper layer if the ground on which we are laying requires it. Any required drainage channels or pipes are put in and the Base stone is then thoroughly compacted and levelled before a membrane is put down to suppress weed growth – as weeds coming up through your block paving is most unsightly and a pain to get rid of. A layer of 3″ of sand is then layed, levelled and compacted and all measurements are then double checked before we start to lay your paving. Our proffessional Sittingbourne Block Paving layers will ensure a perfect, level finish giving you a driveway or patio you can be proud of and all this is backed up by your Sittingbourne Block Paving specialist – Base Driveways 2 Year No Nonsense Guarantee. Be Careful Choosing Your Sittingbourne Block Paving Contractor If you make the mistake of choosing a bad block paving contractor then you are going to find that you have thrown a lot of money down the drain, as we are often called out to put right poorly constructed and layed block paving that has sunk and become unlevel or no drainage consideration has been made and water runs off in the wrong direction – often towards the property with nowhere to go. Let us Quote to be Your Sittingbourne Block Paving Contractor There is no need to go for a cheap and cheerful option because it will only cause problems and more expense in the future – if you call us first then you will see that you...
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Sittingbourne Drop Kerbs

Sittingbourne Drop Kerbs We are a Kent Highways Approved vehichle crossings contractor and one of only 10 Medway Vehicle Crossings (drop kerb} approved contractors in the county. That means that we are approved to put in a Vehicle Crossing (drop kerb) anywhere in Kent subject to the necessary consents. This means that if your driveway contractor is not approved and you need a drop kerb putting in, they will have to sub-contract that work out to a company like ours that is approved – and that only means more aggravation and inconvenience to you, often ending up with inflated prices that you needn’t have had by dealing with an approved contractor like us from the outset. It is very important that you recognise the importance of getting the right company to do your job and we recommend that you check any firms accreditation out before you sign any contracts of work or part with any money. It is not uncommon for firms that are not approved to put in Sittingbourne Drop Kerbs to claim when pricing a job that they can put in your vehicle crossing only to find that when that time comes the firm takes a final payment from you and you never see them again or they say that they price the driveway and the drop kerb separately explaining that they will do the driveway first and then do your drop kerb upon completion of the driveway. You the unsuspecting customer then pay for the completed driveway only for the firm never to come back and do your vehicle crossing. When sourcing any contractor to put in Sittingbourne Drop Kerbs you will have to make sure that they are a Kent Highways approved contractor to be able to do the work for you. You should also have a look at other work that they have done to make sure that everything is to your liking. Once you have found a contractor we suggest that you get a further two quotes for the work so that you know you are getting the best job for the best price. As a leading Sittingbourne drop kerbs contractor we can assure you of a proffesional service that you will be glad of, so give us a call and we will be happy to come out and give you a Free site Survey and price for your job Examples of Sittingbourne...
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Kent Tarmac Driveways

Kent Tarmac Driveways Here at Base Driveways we cover all sorts of materials used in driveway construction including laying Kent Tarmac Driveways. A tarmac driveway can look quite stunning when done properly and will last for many many years to come. One of the most important things to consider when choosing your contractor to lay your tarmac driveway is their experience in using this material and the specification of construction. If you have a Tarmac driveway laid incorrectly then it will give you nothing but years of problems instead of years of pleasure. If you have opted for a Tarmac driveway then it needs to be dug out to a depth to allow a minimum depth of 250mm of type 1 base stone – this is very much dependent on ground conditions, this should then be leveled and compacted using the appropriate machinery and all drainage considerations taken care of. The actual tarmac covering should be laid with a 12.5mm base layer followed by a 25mm wearing course giving you a Tarmac driveway that will be good for at least 20 years. The most common problems that we encounter from poorly constructed and laid Kent tarmac driveways are that they sink and cause dips in places – especially where vehicles may be parked for long periods of time, because the sub base wasn’t put in deep enough and compacted well enough and often when this happens it leads to cracking in the surface which will then lead to damage from water getting in and freezing, causing the cracks to deepen and widen. This is what happens on roadways and ultimately this causes the pot holes that we have come to expect every winter. Tarmac cracking can also happen when the tarmac is laid too thinly. This is a problem that you will encounter when a firm tries to cut down on cost and increase their profits on a job. The trouble here is that when your new tarmac driveway is laid and finised it will look lovely – but unfortunately it will not stand the test of time and will give you many problems in the years to come – Be Warned, not all Kent Tarmac Driveways are laid the same. Kent Tarmac driveways are very weather resistant and can handle pretty much anything that our weather offers, Tarmac’s only downside compared to other surfaces is that it doesn’t...
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