Block paving is a traditional and popular type of driveway surface. Blocks are commonly manufactured from concrete but clay pavers are still available.
The range of block paving designs and colour combinations provide ample opportunity for a driveway to simply blend in with its surroundings. However unique and individual contrasts are also achievable. The quality of blocks varies, as does the professionalism of contractors. So it’s important to choose wisely.
Problems such as block sinkage and drainage problems can be fixed. But careful consideration should be given to whether it’s more cost effective to start from scratch. This is especially true if there are driveway drainage problems.
This type of paving installation (including preparation) are pretty straightforward which makes this a popular DIY job.
So, as long as you have the time some idea of the installation process (and some family or friends to help) it’s possible to save thousands of pounds on an installation.