To ensure you receive the best possible driveway services, it is vital that you find a professional, trustworthy, and well-reviewed company who not only has the right tools and equipment but experience and knowledge. Fortunately, you don’t have to look much further when it comes to AKB Property Services.
How do you lay a driveway?
Depending on what type of driveway you choose, laying it down can be a time-consuming task. There are also many things to take into consideration when doing so such as whether you should prepare the ground beforehand, what base should you use, whether there are pipes/electrical/tree roots to contend with, and so much more.
Fortunately, there are many driveway laying companies around who would be happy to install whatever driveway you wish. You want to make sure you hire a well-reviewed and experienced business however to deal with any issues that may arise and to advise you in driveway-related matters.
At AKB Property Maintenance, we believe in the best-quality workmanship along with fair prices. We are based in Dartford and surrounding areas.
Working with anyone who doesn’t have a good reputation may cause problems down the line. So, it is best to choose quality over cheaper prices, and save having to do even more work in the future.
What are the different types of driveways?
There are many options available to you if you decide you want to lay down a driveway. Depending on the style of your home, you can choose what material and colour you want your driveway to be. AKB Property Maintenance can lay down whatever type of driveway you need.
To give you an idea of what driveways are available, here are the most common driveways people select:
Block paving driveways. Depending on the pattern you choose, block paving driveways can be a cost-effective option. Although being quite plain to look at, selecting the right style and colour of this driveway can complement your home.
However, some block/slab paving can require a lot of work to lay down thus increasing the price. It also tends to collect moss and algae. This means booking regular cleans or else your driveway may start to turn green.
Stone and gravel driveways. Probably the cheapest driveway you can get, these driveways are simple and easy. They are also a deterrent for trespassers and burglars as the sound of footsteps on gravel and stones can be noisy.
On the downside, these driveways may need refilling with stones and gravel every now and then. Weeds are also likely to pop up quite regularly so either use weed-killer or lay down a weed membrane before installing this particular driveway.
Cobblestone or brick driveways. Although being a little old-fashioned, this type of driveway can bring out the best in an older home such as a cottage.
If you decide you want to lay down this driveway keep in mind that they can be expensive. On top of that, they may need a professional to be correctly installed. They are also slippery. This can become a hazard if your driveway is on an incline.
Resin-bound driveways. Not only is this option of driveway diverse in colour, but also material as well.
Resin-bound driveways do have a tendency to crack if incorrectly installed.
Pattern imprinted/stamped driveways. A favourite option for many as these driveways are not only sturdy but versatile in their patterns and colours. Not only that, but they are extremely low-maintenance. There are few cons when it comes to imprinted driveways.
Indian-stone driveways. Although being aesthetic and popular, this sandstone option is not the strongest driveway. It also doesn’t offer a wide range of styling options.
Tarmac/asphalt driveways. Along with stone and gravel driveways, these driveways are more affordable than the others. They are a great choice for contemporary-styled homes. They offer a sleek and neat appearance. They last a long time if maintained.
However, there is not a wide variety of colours with this choice. Also, damage from chemicals and oils from vehicles can take a toll on tarmac and asphalt driveways.
How do you maintain your driveway?
As with most things in life, driveways require maintenance and upkeep. Different types of driveway require different levels of maintenance. Issues such as damage, weeds, exposure to elements, cracks, and more may arise. Neglecting the care of your driveway may result in your driveway needing repair or even replacing.
At AKB Property Maintenance, we offer a range of driveway maintenance services in Dartford. Listed below are a few of these services we offer; from cleaning to resurfacing. Prices depend on the size and type of work. Contact us for a quote.
Years of dirt and grime, exposure to the elements, animal droppings, and stains can take a toll on not only the aesthetics of your driveway and property but also cause damage. Organic growth can begin to erode the material of your driveway. Driveway cleaning will be cheap compared to the cost of replacing your driveway.
AKB Property Maintenance provides many driveway cleaning options. Different driveways require different cleaning methods.
What are the methods of driveway cleaning?
Dirt, stains, lichen, algae, and moss can be difficult to remove without the use of commercial pressure or jet washers. At AKB Property Maintenance, we provide the best cleaning methods for your type of driveway.
Using powerful pressure washing cleaning methods can effectively blast away any grime, leaving your driveway looking new. However, using too powerful a machine can do more harm than good. We have the knowledge and training when it comes to driveway cleaning to successfully complete the job without damaging the driveway.
Driveway Re-Sanding and Sealing
After your driveway has been jet washed, depending on the material of your driveway such as Indian sandstone, brick, or paving, it may require re-sanding and sealing. Before you dismiss this, powerful cleaning methods can leave your driveway vulnerable. Re-sanding and sealing will ensure your driveway is left in its best condition, ready to take on years of use and exposure.
At AKB Property Maintenance, our driveway resurfacing service will dramatically improve the appearance and quality of your driveway. The cost of this service depends entirely on the type, size, and condition of your driveway.
What is driveway resurfacing? This is the action of placing another surfacing over the top of your driveway to improve not only its image but its functions as well. This is a lighter job compared to actually replacing your driveway. What type of resurfacing you can get is based on what type of driveway you have.
Why paint your driveway? Prolonging its life, enhancing its image, and protecting it from stains and other dirt are among the many benefits.
When it comes to painting your driveway, there are many options. What kind of driveway you have will decide what kind of paint you can apply. Painting driveways can be a lot of work. After cleaning it, you may discover cracks and damage. You may have to apply a degreaser on oil stains from vehicles. It can take several days to complete.
Fortunately, at AKB Property Maintenance, not only do we come fully equipped with the best tools and paints for your driveway, but also the ability to deal with any damage.
Repairing your driveway is much more affordable than entirely replacing your driveway. Driveway cracks and holes can become a hazard if left unchecked. AKB Property Maintenance offers to repair whatever damage is done on your driveway at a fair price as soon as possible.
Prices depend on not only the size and material of your driveway but also the extent of the problem.
Contact us by filling out the box, calling us, or emailing us. We would be happy to provide a quote for whatever driveway service you require.
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If you have any questions regarding property maintenance services, we are happy to answer them. Contact us either by filling out the form, emailing us, or ringing us up. We are pleased to offer all types of property maintenance services for your home or business.