At Ess & Ess, we take pride within our work, each stage is completed to perfection.
Firstly preparation and installation is of great importance to maintain a firm grounding for your completed driveway therefore after using a small compact digger and concrete breaker we remove your current concrete and/or grassed/soil area.
We then remove all of this waste and then place down a type 1 sub base which is solid stone. (You may have seen some driveways with problems, sinking, uneven blocks even puddles of water this is where less diligent companies have not prepared the area to be paved correctly, they have cut there costs and corners).
We then place a 40mm-50mm layer of compacted sharp sand over your type 1 sub base. We then screed the sand to our correct falls and levels, every driveway is different dependent on land fall.
We then put in the drainage channels where required, alter manholes and use special manhole covers that our blocks fit into the top of, called recessed covers, which disguises unsightly manholes and of course drains.
We then lay the block paviors to your chosen colour and block pattern design.
We then cut all of the perimeter blocks which are then cut into the perimeter border blocks.
Our next stage is to brush kiln dried sand in to the completed paving and the blocks are given a final pass with a compactor plate, known to many as a wacker plate.
Our final stage is to carefully check over all of our work and make sure you are 100% happy with your new driveway.
Then of course we request your payment. We issue you with a receipt showing your payment made and end balance, this is also your guarantee so keep it safe.
We offer a 5 year guarantee against our workmanship.
To date we have never received any complaints concerning our workmanship or materials. We use only the best materials available.