A small project for an existing customer, the side of the gravel driveway was starting to erode due to the constant turning of local vehicles clipping the edge of the drive, the customer wanted something different than a block wall so a gabion basket was installed on a concrete footing with metal box sections added. a large bump stop post was also inserted at the front to help…lets see you drive over that !!
After Landscaping the last garden for some freinds, i was asked to landscape the new garden on the the recent house purchase.
Well ummm, who hid that huge 10ft deep swimming pool under the decking!!
Great project to get stuck into!
Everything was changed, two levels created allowing the best use of the land new fencing, raised borders , indian sandstone paving, artificial grass laid, shed base, storage area, and even the driveway was widened with new tarmac.
After grounding out the front of the car one to many times on the steep gravel incline the customer asked what could be done?
Answer… grade back the loose surface which was the problem, lessen the angle and install block paving stopping the build up of loose material on the entrance gradient.
The Drive way needed to be widened to allow a camper van to be parked, so the existing Kerbs were saved and re-laid in an opposite curve then filled in with a customer choice of blocks, although they dont match colour wise due to the availability the style is the same.
Rather too much plum slate on this driveway with a narrow side path way out of proportion, so the remedy… install a very pleasing light grey block with a dark grey outline, a percentage of graveled area was retained due to the property being at the bottom of a hill and can at times collect a lot of surface water. A couple of planting areas was incorporated to break up the hardness and soften the look once planted.
An unwelcome snow storm covered us overnight but was soon gone to allow progress.