Driveways & Patios in Wantage | What to Expect from our Installations

When it comes to home improvement projects such as new driveways and patios, we understand the concerns that Wantage property owners have. From natural worries about the finished article to possible disruptions to daily life, as paving contractors we take every measure possible to put our clients at ease. Whether it’s making our recent projects available for viewing, or the detail we provide regarding the design and installation process during an initial consultation, our clients are left with no doubts regarding our block paving and pattern imprinted concrete credentials.

For the benefit of Wantage property owners considering our various patios and driveways, we’ve outlined the basic processes that each of these installations involves below.

Block Paving Patios & Driveways | What to Expect

The key to block paving installations with a professional finish is the expertise of experienced paving contractors. With a shared trade experience of more than 20 years, our personnel have designed and completed countless patios and driveways in Wantage and the surrounding areas to the highest of standards.

Due to its bespoke nature, no two block paving installations are the same. They do, however, follow the same basic steps that include:
  • Digging the chosen area to a depth of 150mm below the damp proof course
  • Ensuring that patios and driveways have a fall of 1cm in every 60cm of length
  • Setting and compacting a multiple-layer sub-base to a depth of 100mm
  • Laying sand to the desired level so that blocks can be laid level
  • Laying block paving materials 15mm above the desired level
  • Sweeping sand into joints and compacting the surface for an even finish

As paving contractors, we have honed the techniques we use for block paving driveways and patios over decades, so homeowners in Wantage can rest assured that the service they receive is nothing but the best.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways & Patios | What to Expect

With a wide range of colours and designs to choose from, pattern imprinted concrete driveways and patios offer Wantage property owners an array of possibilities. Much like block paving, the finer points of this bespoke process differ from case to case, but they are underpinned by certain constants, including:
  • Digging out of the area designated for new patios and driveways
  • The setting out of formwork to help mould and contain the wet concrete
  • The installation of drainage facilities, usually in the form of recessed manholes
  • The laying and compacting of a hardcore sub-base before installing a slip membrane
  • Discharging of concrete before pouring it out and levelling it off
  • Application of chosen colour surface hardener and antiquing agent
  • The placement of imprinting mats to create the chosen design
  • Final application of a gloss or matt sealant in line with our Wantage clients’ wishes

The final pattern imprinted concrete patios and driveways we produce offer our clients the appearance of block paving and similar materials with the uniform strength and consistency of solid concrete.

Whichever option our clients in Wantage choose, be it block paving or pattern imprinted concrete, they can be sure that as their chosen paving contractors, Parklane Driveways offer the highest levels of service and professionalism at every turn.

To talk over the services we provide as paving contractors in Wantage, including driveways, patios, pathways and walkways, call 01865 841670 or 07968 532173.

"Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company, Very friendly yet professional at the same time. Design, installation & finish all perfect no problems. Left everything neat & tidy. Thanks Darren to you & your weatherproof team. The Humphris family Oxford"

"decent guys lovely job no problems at all . darren and his guys will look after you and your project ,highly professional and a great finish. thankyou neil , sandhills ,oxford"

neil edmonds
"Darren, Terry & the team offered a first class design & installation service, from start to finish. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to improve the image/usage of their driveway or garden. Thanks you guys. Neil in Launton"

Neil Jones
"Very pleased with what they have done. Polite and their communication was excellent."

Mr & Mrs Barry
"Very pleased with what they have done. Polite and their communication was excellent."

Mr & Mrs Barry
"Very very pleasant. He was Involved all the time whilst the work was being done and kept an eye on things to make sure everything was going to plan. Very very good."

Miss Brown
"Very polite. Got on with the work and were finished when they said they would be."

John Alcock
"Did a good job very prompt and just got on with it."

Mr Harbour