Here at Ideal Building and Landscapes we have just completed this Tarmac Driveway entrance for Claire Nichols in Olton, Solihull. Claires original driveway was very typical of the age of the properties in that area. The original driveway was concrete slabs which has become uneven and had started to sink. This is often referred to as slab settlement. It is the sinking movement of a concrete slab when the soil below the slab is no longer supporting the weight of it. This can become a trip hazard but also it makes the driveway look unsightly. This can really detract from the home’s kerb appeal.
As you can see from the before photographs above there was also weeds and grass growing between the slabs. Weeding between concrete slabs is time consuming as the root is tucked away and hard to reach underneath. If you do want to give that a try then it is recommended that you do it after heavy rain when the soil is softest. You need to get the root or sadly those weeds will be back. Claire also wanted to open up the driveway to create extra space for parking.
Claire opted to go for Tarmac with a double block border around the sides and a triple block border at the front. The result looks stunning and the block border has created a “picture framing” look to the driveway entrance. Tarmac is a cost effective solution and when laid professionally not only looks great but it is so hard wearing and can take the weight of any vehicle day after day for the long term.
We asked Claire for her feedback now she had been living with her new driveway and patio for a couple of weeks.
I have been really happy with Ideal Building and Landscapes. Initially I rang a lot of companies and made appointments for quotes but then they either never bothered to turn up or they would pop round and then not send through a quote. I was finding the process inconvenient and frustrating. Luckily the sister of a friend of mine in conversation recommended Sam at Ideal Building and Landscapes as you had done work for her. I visited your website, saw great reviews and so filled in your enquiry form. Sam visited a couple of days later and followed up with a quotation in writing.
We decided to push the boat and get the patio done at the same time. Your team arrived led by Jason and the work started. Jason was great as he kept informed what was happening step by step and gave me really good advice on adding kerb edging etc. The project developed as it was being done and I am really happy with the result. I have so far had two people ask me for your details. A job well done.Claire Nicholls – Olton, Solihull
If you are looking for a new driveway entrance to compliment your home or a new patio in Olton, Birmingham then Ideal Building and Landscapes can help. We are a local family business with over 25 years experience in creating luxury driveways across Birmingham, Olton, Solihull and beyond. We are well thought of locally with many happy reviews and are proud to be both a Which? Trusted Trader and a member of No Rogue Traders Here which works in partnership with trading standards. We are a company that you can trust to deliver top quality and at fair value for money prices. Get in touch and arrange your free quotation here or call us on 01564 490121.