Sinking Driveways

22nd March 2016

One of the main concerns a customer faces when installing a new driveway is the risk of it sinking overtime.

Why does a Driveway sink?

When the foundations of a driveway are not laid correctly, there is a high risk of the driveway subsiding. To ensure there isn’t any risk of a driveway collapsing or showing any movement we take great care during the preparation stages of installing a driveway. All of our foundations are laid using concrete – a highly durable material suitable for a strong driveway foundation.


Another reason for a driveway starting to shift and move is the absence of edgings. If edgings are incorrectly or not installed at all bricks and slabs will begin to spread apart overtime. To prevent this we use restraining edges along the outskirts of a driveway or patio. We offer a range of styles and colours and are happy to provide samples on site.

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Indian Sandstone

9th March 2016

This week Ashley Paving used Indian Sand Stone for a customer’s patio in Watford.

The stone originates in India and has become increasingly popular due to its contemporary and polished look. After providing samples of Marshalls Buff Multi, Grey Multi and Brown Multi Indian Sand Stone our customer choose the Brown Multi design.

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We used a white cement joint for this customer. The white cement gave a clean finish to the overall look and enhanced the colours of the Brown Multi Indian Sand stone.

Top Tip

With hundreds of different Indian sandstones on the market you have got to be careful where you source yours from. As a Marshalls Registered company we only use Marshalls Indian Sand Stone.
Some Indian Sand Stones are soft and although easy to work with they have a high water absorption rate. This means overtime they will soak up any water and eventually turn green from algae.

End Result

We are pleased that our customer loved the finished patio and wanted to share the end result below: