PROJECT LOCATION:

Suffolk

CONTRACTOR:

CLR GROUNDWORKS 

CLIENT:

MR AND MRS SMITH

PRODUCTS USED:

CORE DRIVE 50/35

PROJECT BRIEF:

CREATE ACCESS FOR VEHICLES AND RAISE THE DRIVEWAY ABOVE THE WATER TABLE 

The client required a gravel driveway that could withstand the use of larger vehicles, in this case, most notably ambulance access. A DDA compliant surface had to be laid due to the client’s disability, teamed with an application that could combat the waterlogging that was being caused by excess water coming off the adjacent farmer’s field. Funded by the local council, the costs covered the materials as well as the cost of preparing the existing ground for the grid.

PRACTICAL SOLUTION:

LAY SUBBASE, FOLLOWED BY A SHARP SAND BLINDING THEN CORE DRIVE 50-35 GRID PANELS AND FILL WITH GRAVEL 

Concrete edgings were installed on the sides of the driveway after the area had been scraped back to level the ground. Instead of digging 150mm to install a subbase, the subbase was laid over the existing ground level to lift it above the water table and away from the excess water that was waterlogging the driveway from the farmers field. Once ready, our CORE DRIVE 50-35 grid was laid and filled with a 10mm flint.

ADVANTAGES:

“WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH IT. IT’S SOLVED OUR ISSUE AND LOOKS GREAT AT THE SAME TIME”

CORE DRIVE 50-35 is a perfect solution for a driveway surface due to it being porous, incredibly fast and easy to install, as well as requiring zero maintenance. It’s porous design and speed of installation delivers a large saving compared to alternative products. The grid is hidden below the gravel, with the surface above remaining flat, firm and puddle free. The porous surface allows water through, which avoids surface water accumulation which eliminates the risk of waterlogging or slipping in wetter conditions. Also aligns with DDA compliancy if disabled access were required, acting as the perfect surface for any form of pedestrian or domestic traffic.