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Driveways in South Shields

Block Paving in South Shields – Prospect Paving Ltd

Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios Are Best

If you want to enhance the visual appearance of your house, but you’re not quite sure about which materials you wish to use then you should without doubt consider block paving. Available in a wide variety of colours, you can really create something unique and eye-catching when you choose block paving for your patio or driveway project. Many people are against block paving as they feel as though it doesn’t give them many options when it comes to creativity, and feel that it can be a little hard to maintain. This couldn’t be further from the truth – in reality, it’s among the best solutions if you want a hard-wearing driveway, path or patio without excessive maintenance. Block paved patios and driveways don’t wear down over time and furthermore, in contrast to materials like concrete and tarmac, they aren’t prone to cracks. You’ll also find that it doesn’t get too hot throughout the summer months, making block paving the ideal choice if you park your vehicle on the driveway instead of in the garage. A block paving driveway is also actually very easy to install when you hire a good professional. You can have total flexibility over your design and just about anything is possible – there are never-ending options to choose from.


Block paving is an ideal surface material for pathways. Whilst for pathways you typically won’t be able to add circular designs or swirls, you do have endless colour options from which to choose. Block paving is very low maintenance, but now and again you may find that weeds or moss grows in-between your bricks. Moss and weed growth can be remedied in seconds, but the great thing about block paving is that’s about all you need to concern yourself with, as the bricks themselves won’t fade or dull over time. With traditional paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them breaking if an excessive amount of pressure is applied. Block paving is very hard wearing and the smaller sized stones offer an exceptional support structure. Because block paving sections are so small, you can create curved pathway designs with no difficulty, meaning you can have them going through your garden, at the front of your home or you could even use them to connect your driveway to your home.



Block paving is a fantastic choice for your driveway. They have plenty of grip, so they’re an excellent option for winter. You won’t need to be concerned about the surface becoming slippery as much and you won’t need to worry about the weight of your vehicle cracking the stones. Some people think about having paving stones in their driveway, but this isn’t a sensible choice. The stones can crack with ease if enough pressure is applied and in some scenarios they might even lift up, meaning a potentially costly replacement. Block paving, however, doesn’t present you with this issue and you will also find that it can support large vehicles as well. Design choices are endless, with intricate design options available and a wide range of different colours.


If you want to install block paving on your patio then you should without doubt take a look at the advantages that it has to offer. Whilst lots of people opt for wooden decking for their outdoor patio, decks certainly pose a lot of problems. Wood can rot with time, and it can be susceptible to mites and other insect infestations. With block paving in South Shields, you won’t experience any of this and the only thing you have to worry about is a little bit of moss growing in-between your stones. Block paving is a good choice for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.

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For more information or to organise a free of charge, no obligation quotation for block paving in South Shields, please contact Prospect Paving Ltd today. Feel free to browse our paving services.