Frequently Asked Questions
Will the colour of my driveway fade?
As concrete products are dyed for the effect of a natural product, with any coloured product susceptible to our weather conditions, no manufacturer can guarantee the a colour will hold through the life of the bricks. However, this will not effect the overall performance of the brick/flag.
Will weeds grow up through the bricks?
If laid correctly a patio or driveway should not endure growth from below the surface. However, if the driveway is not properly maintained i.e. swept and kept generally clean from spilt materials (grass clippings, soil) growth shall occur within the brick joint. To avoid this occurrence a preventative measure is to spray or brush in a weed/moss killing product during the pollination season.
How long should my driveway last?
Most paving manufacturers offer a 25 year guarantee on their products. Of course, this should be checked with your paving contractor before you commence any work. Written guarantees can be and should be provided.
I seal my driveway or patio?
Sealing any concrete product/natural stone is always recommended but in some cases is not always necessary. Driveways and patios that will endure heavy traffic, i.e. rubber from car types, oil spillage, barbecue oil, red wine should be sealed immediately after a driveway or patio is completed. It is easier to clean and remove stains from a sealed driveway or patio and most solvent or water based sealant will enhance the performance of any product.
What is the best way to clean my driveway or patio?
The recommended way to clean any driveway or patio is by using a light garden hose and a stiff yard brush to remove debris and stains. If persistent staining remains power hosing is the next alternative, however, we do not recommend you use a power hose frequently as it can remove jointing sand and disturb pointing on natural stone slabs. When dry always replace lost jointing sand to ensure optimum performance of a driveway.