A driveway must, like a road, be able to carry traffic without deforming and it must be able to withstand wear. You build a driveway according to the same principles as you construct a road.
A combination of different materials, sub-base, base course and wearing course together take up and distribute the weight so that the driveway does not sink or deform.
What you should consider when constructing a driveway is how you would like the final surface to be. Should it be asphalt or do you want shingle? Irrespective of the final surface the support bases are the same. In the product sheet, we will describe the basics and then give examples of materials that can be used for the final surface.
Length x width = m2
m2 x thickness = m3
m3 x material's weight/m3 = Quantity metric tons material
The volume weight can vary between different delivery points
There are companies that you can contract to carry out the excavating work, they are very knowledgeable and can save you time and money. Please contact us for more information.
Many of our plants take care of excavation masses. Contact your plant for more information.
Remember that the incline from the house or garage should be at least 2 % to ensure good water run-off.
The size of our material is usually specified in millimeters. This means for example that macadam 11/16 is a crushed rock material where most particles are
between 11 and 16 mm.