“Our drive was ‘SureSetted’ last week and looks fantastic”

A new build house in Cambridgeshire required surfacing for a large driveway.

The asphalt base for resin bound paving had already been laid during the build, but the contractor our customer was going to use had unfortunately gone out of business.

Our customer contacted us in October 2015 to request a quote, informing us that while the base had been prepared ready for the resin bound surface, there were some drains that needed to be taken into account; they were:

  • An ACO channel drain running along the middle of the driveway
  • A large, and very ugly, square manhole cover right outside the front door
  • And a less prominent water drain.

For the square manhole directly outside the front door we formed (with aluminium edging) a ring around the outside of the actual drain as well as one around the outside of the cover. This was infilled with SureSet leaving holes for the manhole keys, ensuring access when required.

We cut channels around the perimeter of the asphalt base, alongside the ACO drain and around the water meter. This was to ensure that the SureSet surface met all edges in an aesthetically pleasing way, whilst leaving the correct depth for the SureSet to be installed.

Prior to installation our customer treated the asphalt base for weeds and cleared away any debris. Doing this makes it highly unlikely that there will be any subsequent weed growth because the voids that create the porous surface are too small for any seeds to take root in.

In their own words:

“Our drive was ‘SureSetted’ last week and looks fantastic”.

This new Sterling driveway is the perfect finishing touch to their new house, and the colour complements the house beautifully.

The drains? The manhole cover outside the front door is hardly noticeable having been covered with SureSet while remaining accessible. We dug out a channel alongside the ACO and around the water drain so that we could lay the SureSet as close to them as possible – ensuring a smooth finish.

There is a SureSet solution for everything…  

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