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Trees bring a lot to a property, and having some nice mature trees in your front or back garden can even increase the resale property of your home. But as lovely as trees may be to look t, they can cause a few problems.
Tree roots can cause issues with driveways, as they can cause ground movement leading to cracking. They can also make excavations difficult. So it’s important to take into account any potential issues with mature or maturing trees if you’re thinking of having a pattern imprinted concrete driveway installed.
If you have any concerns about tree roots, talk to your contractor. If they’re on the ball, they’ll be able to pick up on any tree root issues (or any other issues) that you aren’t in a position to recognise. They should be able to advise you on any necessary steps to deal with tree roots.
If you’ve got deciduous trees instead of evergreen, you’ll be well aware that, around this time of year, clearing up leaves can become a real chore. Cleaning dropped leaves off pattern imprinted concrete is considerably easier than raking them up on a lawn or a loose driveway like gravel or slate chippings.
28th December 2010
There are a lot of things you need to take into account when you’re planning your driveway. That’s why at CD Designs we do as much as possible to help you with the planning of your pattern imprinted concrete driveway. We’re spot on when it comes to practical issues like necessary excavation depths, driveway drainage, crack control joints and so on.
But when it comes to more, um, exotic design ideas, we’re not as well versed. Which is why we thought we’d do a bit of research into the correct way to Feng Shui your driveway. Just in case you were wondering!
Here are a couple of Feng Shui tips we discovered:
Apparently, curving designs are best if you’re going for a pattern imprinted concrete pathway leading to your front door. A curved path will make positive energy “meander” to your doorway. Thankfully, curved designs are easy to accomplish using pattern imprinted concrete.
However, if a curved route is impossible, placing plants on either side of the pathway should help. It’s very important for good Feng Shui that plants and grass outside your house are healthy. And, although we wouldn’t necessarily recommend surfacing over your lawn just to ensure better Feng Shui, pattern imprinted concrete is much easier to keep in shape than plants and grass. Just remember to re-seal!
16th December 2010
If you’ve got green thumbs and enjoy spending time in the garden, you’ll know that over the last couple of months it’s been the right time for planting bulbs and completing a few other seasonal garden tasks. Now winter is approaching, and there are a few things that need to be sorted. Planting bulbs around this time of year means that, when spring arrives, you’ll have plenty of flowers. And contacting us now to find out about pattern imprinted concrete driveways means that by spring you could be ready to go with your installation.
Installing pattern imprinted concrete driveways should ideally take place during drier periods, and obviously these are less frequent in autumn and winter. But that doesn’t mean that you should put off thinking about your driveway surfacing needs until next year.
Get in touch with us now for a free, no-obligation quotation, or to get answers to any questions specific to your property. Then you’ll have an idea of our rates, which should help you with budgeting.
Of course, if you’re not planning on investing any money into the exterior of your property until next year, you do have the luxury of really looking around at possibilities. We’d suggest that our case studies are a good place to start. And if you do get a quote from us, it’ll give you something to compare against any other contractors you speak to.
17th November 2010