When preparing a site for construction, there are crucial earthworks tasks that come before everything else, with site levelling, grading, and pad compacting all hugely important steps along the way. These processes ensure a stable foundation for structures, proper drainage, and optimal site utilisation.
When it comes to enhancing the appearance and functionality of your driveway or path, the type of concrete finish you choose can make all the difference. From smooth finishes to stamped and coloured finishes, there are various options available that can meet your specific needs and complement the surrounding landscape and property:
Spring is a lovely time of year, with the longer and warmer days you start to spend more time in your outside spaces. Spring is the perfect season to spend some time making sure your garden is ready for those lazy summer days and barbeques with families and friends.
Severe weather events are becoming more frequent around the world, and New Zealand is no exception to this. We are getting winters that are wetter and wilder than ever and warmer extreme temperatures in summer. Severe weather events can cause damage to property in many ways and we all know, for example, to make sure that loose items are tied down when strong winds are forecast.
If concrete has been poorly prepared or laid it can lead to scaling, pitting, chipping and cracks. This can result in an area looking old, tired and damaged. It can also create safety hazards and flooding or drainage issues on your residential or commercial property.
A good driveway can dramatically improve the appearance of your home. If you are building a new home or renovating your existing place it is important that you choose the right material to suit driveway location and your budget.
There are several factors that affect the cost of your landscaping project. Size/scope of the project, materials needed, grade improvements, walkways and patios, landscape walls, and plants used in the design all factor into the final price. We take each of these facets into consideration with every quote that we do.
The first factor that can have an effect on your new concrete driveway cost is whether there are any shallow cables, pipes, or other utility lines preventing neccesary preparation/excavation work. Additional costs may be incurred if certain lines need to be re-positioned. Free online services such as beforeUdig can be used by driveway researchers to do research in order to protect workers and important property assets.
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to pave a driveway, you must always remember that there are certain corners that simply cannot be cut, and that to get a quality result that is durable and stays looking great for years, there are important installation protocols that must always be observed.