About Worlsey Driveways and Patios
Loose or moving paving may need to be re-bedded, but it is more important to rectify the cause of the movement. Simply packing mortar in to the joint and hoping this will stop the rocking or wobble is a waste of time.
Settlement and/or subsidence of the substrate layers ie. sub-grade, sub-base and bedding layer is the most common reason for block paving failure, which may be the result of:
- Wrong type of base material or insufficient base material
- Incomplete compaction of the substrate layers during construction
- Liquefaction of the bedding layer by water ingress
- Failure of restraining edges
- Loss of jointing material
- Loads greater than the driveway or patio was designed to carry
Whatever the cause, it needs to be investigated and rectified before replacing or re-bedding the paving blocks.
What We Do
Brick or Block paving has seen a large growth rise in the past 30 years in the UK and Europe. Block paved driveways are a beautiful addition to your property that almost always add value to homes. Block paving can be used almost anywhere, it looks great for coverage of driveway areas or to great effect as pathways, patios or used in conjunction with other paving products e.g Tarmacadam to create bespoke unique features. It is a diverse product if used for decorative driveways or hard standing.
There are two basic types of block paving – The moulded concrete block and the Kiln-fired clay block, both types of block are commonly known as pavers or paviors. These are available in a vast amount of styles and colours for you to choose from ensuring your driveway or patio area is always bespoke to you. The added benefit of choosing block paving is that it is a relatively low maintenance product once it is laid requiring only sweeping occasionally to remove any dust and detritus.
We do recommend that block paving be treated twice a year with a general weed killer such as sodium chlorite to help deter any weeds or mosses from growing in to the sand joints, or it can be power steam cleaned annually to keep that just been laid look! We do offer a follow on service of professional steam cleaning your paved areas, call or email for more information.
If you intend to drive a vehicle over a footpath a drop kerb allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway.
Any access onto a public highway from a residential or commercial driveway area should have a dropped kerb.
We at Worsley Driveways & patios are pleased to be working in conjunction with Salford City Council to join the approved contractors able to construct this crossing that allows access to your land or driveway.
Tarmacadam or Tarmac/Bitmac is a very effective way of landscaping your pathways, driveways or any large areas that will be used for vehicles. It is available in black or red with the option of adding personalised centre pieces or edgings such as decorative stones, circle or shaped features and kerb stones. Tarmac is made up of rock, shale and asphalt cement and generally last 15 years or over. When laid correctly Tarmac assures an even texture finish which provides a safe surface minimising the risk of slips, trips and falls.
Sometimes an existing Tarmac or concrete surface can be over laid with a new wearing surface course ( Top coating ). This is usually a fast and cost effective way of refreshing your driveway area providing it is laid using the correct bitumen tac-coat emulsion.
- Surface course
- Binder course
In most cases, a well laid Tarmacadam surface is impermeable to water and when laid correctly water should be directed to open ground or to suitable drainage points.
Patios can be installed using a variety of products, Indian sand stone, concrete flag stones or York stones being among the most popular. Stone flags come in a variety of forms but there are two main categories –
Calibrated – these flags are sawn or specifically worked to a constant regular thickness.
Riven flags – these have a natural bedding plane within the rock which create a uneven surface reflecting the natural origin of the rock.
Indian sand stone is a beautiful choice for any paving area it is available in around 8 different sizes and as many colours such as red, beige, green, grey, mint, teak, yellow and rainbow colours. The option of choosing Indian sand stone also provides a range of stone circles which are all hand cut and can be integrated in to your patio area or just used as a stand alone feature.
Concrete flag paving offers a clean, hard wearing and aesthetically pleasing surface for garden or driveway areas. With a durability that can out last concrete these paving stones, with a natural stone look help your driveway or patio become a visual asset to your home. Flag stones are available in a wide range of square or rectangle shapes and thicknesses offering a wide range of colours and textures.
Brickwork & Walls
A well built garden wall can help enhance any landscaping features, what ever your requirements we provide a large number of professional brick laying services including –
- Garden Walls
- Raised Bed Areas
- Barbecue Housing
- Enclosures for Rubbish Bins
- Feature Walls
- Dividing up Garden Areas
Fencing & Gates
We supply and install all types of fencing from budget to luxury and modern to traditional –
- Fencing Panels
- Fence Posts
- Concrete Base Panels
- Concrete Fence Posts
- Timber Gates
As a home owner you may have invested quite a lot of money in to your driveway and patio areas. We offer a professional comprehensive cleaning service for renovating all of your outside areas.
- Decking Areas
- Brick Work and Wall Areas
Firstly using our mosmatic rotary cleaner with vacuum recovery we would clean down all of the surfaces, the rotary cleaner covers large areas whilst the vacuum sucks all the dirt and debris away at the point of cleaning. Next, we would apply a general weed killer or fungicidal wash to kill any algae or moss spores. Once dry the area would then be re-sanded ensuring that all of the joints are re-covered.
As a final option we offer key bond lacquer weather seal which has many benefits –
- Helps Bond The Sand in to Place
- Reduces Susceptibility of any Staying to the Paving
- Helps Prevent Insect Nests
- Helps Prevent Future Weed Growth
- Brick Work and Wall Areas
Below is a selection of comments that our happy customers have sent to us after their work was completed.
A hard working professional company who took pride in customer satisfaction. Job done to a very high standard and would recommend to others.
We were very impressed throughout the whole process and it exceeded our expectations. Many thanks.
Absolutely fantastic. We used Patrick a few years ago on our old property. The quality & service was second to none. We’ve now bought a new property and Patrick’s just finished our lovely new driveway. Impeccable workmanship, the lads are very friendly and always made sure we were happy with the progress and design. Can not fault them for anything.
We saw some of the other jobs the company had done in the area and it looked good, the service we got was great all the guys that worked were very polite and took care we did have a small issue where when they finished we had a small dip when it settled but I had no problem with them, they came back and sorted it out we would recommend this company very happy with the drive a great job.
Could not recommend Pat and his lads enough. Had a few different quotes off other people but after travelling around and looking at his previous work they looked absolutely stunning.
Even saw one that was completed 5 years ago and their slogan is spot on. They do not sink 👌 Could not be happier and will definitely be recommending 👍
Pat and his team are polite, friendly and professional. Pat answered all our questions with infinite patience and I now have a beautiful wall, driveway and artificial grass lawn. Thank you so much guys!
Friendly service. Had a patio/gravel path done, the team worked really hard and got the job done quickly, no hanging around and tidied up after themselves. Just got on with it. I would use again. Thank you very much.
Excellent service and very happy with the results! Would highly recommend! Very competitive price too! Thanks Scott.
Pat and the guys did a great job transforming all of our garden and patio – nothing was too much trouble and very good quality. Definitely value for money. Would recommend.
Pat and his team have completely transformed our driveway. They have worked extremely hard despite the bad weather conditions to get the job complete. Pat also provided really good input in regards to designs. We are really happy with the work both him and his team have done.
Great job on my patio by Patrick and his lads, really impressed with all of their hard work, new steps and new brick walls with the Indian stone has completely transformed my back garden, Patrick was available to help with anything from start to finish even when I was ringing late at night with questions!! Would definitely recommend and the price was well within our budget too, great job guys!
Very impressed with this installation. Very punctual and got the job done when they said they would. Would highly recommend!
Pat and his lads made a great job in block paving all of my rear garden, very professional removed every waste items I asked them to and cleaned up on completion. Special praise to Gavin and Zoltan, worked extremely hard.
Had our driveway replaced recently and I am really pleased with the end result. The lads that did the job were pleasant, friendly and hardworking. At the end of the job which took a little longer than planned due to adverse weather a couple of issues were quickly resolved. Good communication from Patrick. To summarise, really pleased, lovely workforce would recommend. Thanks guys.
Difficult weather conditions along with an awkward step by my front door could have proved problematic. Patrick and his guys did me proud and delivered on all his promises. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them. Really pleased with the results.
5 star job from start to finish. Very pleased, great team of workers who will go out of their way to get your driveway just how you want it. Very pleased and would highly recommend.
Had our driveway recoloured and resealed for the time after 10 years it looks just like new again. Well done a great job done by Pat and his team. Victoria and Kevin Sloan.
Very pleased with the level of workmanship displayed on our drive and also the amount of hard work the lads put in. Every little request we had was carried out with no complaint and great politeness. Job was completed ahead of schedule to a very good standard.
I would highly recommend done an amazing job with my driveway and patio, they were such lovely guys!
First thing I liked about this company was no payments upfront or until I was happy with the job, secondly everything was explained thoroughly with pictures, brochures etc, samples dropped off, and then when the men landed what a great team of grafters who just got stuck in and did an amazing job. Anything I wanted altering was done immediately no problems at all and a great new driveway for the finish, I really am happy with the results.
Recently had a new driveway, brick wall, re-turfing and kerb dropped with pavement resurfacing, absolutely transformed the place I don’t recognise my own house, looks amazing made the process very easy assisting with the council to drop the kerb as are qualified to do so, the brickie was a great guy, lovely team of lads would definitely recommend thanks to Patrick for all your help!