Installing a block paved driveway can be quite complex, which means you should expect a good contractor to take a reasonable amount of time to construct your driveway. To consider how long it will take in total you need to know the different elements that makes up a block paved driveway and their respective timelines.
Survey for pipes
Before any work begins, your contractor will need to do a survey for pipes and cables to make sure when they reach the excavating stage, they do not dig through something they shouldn't! This should take a couple of days from start to finish, maximum.
Once it has been confirmed the route that needs to be taken to make sure no pipes or cables are distributed, your driveway contractor will begin preparing your plot by excavating the ground. The time this would take is heavily dependant on the size of the driveway. As you expect a large driveway i.e. one that can hold 4 or more cars would take longer than can hold 1 car. Expect this to to take between a day to a couple of days.
Drainage and Membrane
Installing draining and a weed membrane are important steps to ensuring your block paved driveway last for a long time with as minimal maintenance possible. If planned properly this could take a day or two to complete with the appropriate checks to make sure both systems work as expected.
Installing the block paving from the top level sand to the finished article is the longest part of the installation process and can take a couple of days or longer, depending on the complexity and size of driveway being installed.
Putting all of this together, we could expect a driveway that can fit 1 car to take around 5 days to complete, 2 cars, 7 days and larger can be up to 10 days.
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