PROJECT LOCATION:

WOKINGHAM – BERKSHIRE

CONTRACTOR:

AK CONSTRUCTION LONDON LTD 

CLIENT:

RESIDENTS COMMITTEE

PRODUCTS USED:

CORE DRIVE 38-25R

PROJECT BRIEF:

PROVIDE A DRIVEWAY THAT PREVENTED WATERLOG

Our clients on this project were a group of four families sharing a prestigious development comprising of four large detached properties in a former farmyard in Wokingham, Berkshire.  The existing macadam surface was breaking up having suffered from significant pooling of water. The residents requested that they would like gravel to give a rural feel to the shared area but were not keen on the idea of loose gravel given its tendency for rutting having already shown the concern for the existing drainage issues. The clients wanted a free draining surface that would not require constant maintenance and could handle the frequent car use and weekly refuge collection.

PRACTICAL SOLUTION:

REPAIR EXISTING SUBBASE AND COVER WITH CORE DRIVE 50-35 HDR

The existing surface was macadam mostly laid over the concrete slab which had formed the yard area of the existing farm. Any loose macadam was striped and reused as sub base in other areas of the site. The concrete slab and remaining macadam was punctured to aid free drainage across the entire surface. We then used a geotextile to cover and protect the punctured drainage holes. It is at this stage where we implement CORE Drive 38-25R to lay over a sharp sand blinding and filled with a locally sourced 10/12mm angular Newbury flint gravel.

ADVANTAGES:

THIS GRAVEL INSTALLATION T HAS TRANSFORMED OUR PROPERTIES, ADDING TO THE AESTHETICS AND THE PROPERTIES VALUE. (RESIDENTS COMMITTEE).

The gravel grid is hidden below the gravels surface and the gravel stays in place. The courtyard and access roads look perfectly in keeping with the character of the surrounding buildings. The surface is now flat, firm and water log free.