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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 18:27:59 »

It's a minefield. Not just the quotes but the quality of the work. I wouldn't mind forking out the money for one of the higher quotes if I was sure that the job was done properly. But how do you know?
No doubt some builders would give you a guarantee but, as we all know, they are worthless. Trying to find, then successfully sue, a builder after X number of years is virtually impossible.
Even something as simple as tarmac can turn bad in very short order if the base is not done properly.
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 19:22:42 »

Tarmac is garbage for drives etc ,any ground movement will crack it and any cold weather will rip it up
that was why people started the block paving craze
any ground movement and the blocks settle evenly ,ok ,you end up with a dip but not a pothole  :y
block paving can be re-layed too after you decide to add fiber cable etc or replace that leaky water pipe  ;D
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 19:29:36 »

Tarmac is garbage for drives etc ,any ground movement will crack it and any cold weather will rip it up
that was why people started the block paving craze
any ground movement and the blocks settle evenly ,ok ,you end up with a dip but not a pothole  :y
block paving can be re-layed too after you decide to add fiber cable etc or replace that leaky water pipe  ;D
And yet the tarmac drive we had at our old house was fine after 12 years.
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 19:34:07 »

Yes agree we have a fair amount of preparation work.Current drive/hard standing is concrete and will need breaking up and removing so expect 2 days..possibly 2 skips and 2 guys so that should be 200 each man/250 x 2 skips so to remove max 1k

Decent block paving at say 350/400 a pack and will need 7 so 2800 tops so cant see where its costing 2400 to lay them ..or am I being unrealistic ??? ::)
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 19:45:42 »

Tarmac is garbage for drives etc ,any ground movement will crack it and any cold weather will rip it up
that was why people started the block paving craze
any ground movement and the blocks settle evenly ,ok ,you end up with a dip but not a pothole  :y
block paving can be re-layed too after you decide to add fiber cable etc or replace that leaky water pipe  ;D
And yet the tarmac drive we had at our old house was fine after 12 years.
no ground movement ? been a drive for years ? slight slope to drain it ?
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 19:50:02 »

Tarmac is garbage for drives etc ,any ground movement will crack it and any cold weather will rip it up
that was why people started the block paving craze
any ground movement and the blocks settle evenly ,ok ,you end up with a dip but not a pothole  :y
block paving can be re-layed too after you decide to add fiber cable etc or replace that leaky water pipe  ;D
And yet the tarmac drive we had at our old house was fine after 12 years.
no ground movement ? been a drive for years ? slight slope to drain it ?
I was a builder before you were pupped. It was fine.
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 20:01:02 »

Tarmac is garbage for drives etc ,any ground movement will crack it and any cold weather will rip it up
that was why people started the block paving craze
any ground movement and the blocks settle evenly ,ok ,you end up with a dip but not a pothole  :y
block paving can be re-layed too after you decide to add fiber cable etc or replace that leaky water pipe  ;D
And yet the tarmac drive we had at our old house was fine after 12 years.
no ground movement ? been a drive for years ? slight slope to drain it ?
I was a builder before you were pupped. It was fine.
point i was trying to make was that your old drive was just that,old compacted drive , not recently disturbed ground around a new build house that gets a few scoops of base and a smear of top coat whacked down with a pedestrian roller .
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 20:31:14 »

Ours was laid over concrete and has been starting to break up over the last few years. Engine oil and repeated car jacking have taken its toll...
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Re: Someone doesn't know their times tables !!
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 20:53:59 »

Tarmac is garbage for drives etc ,any ground movement will crack it and any cold weather will rip it up
that was why people started the block paving craze
any ground movement and the blocks settle evenly ,ok ,you end up with a dip but not a pothole  :y
block paving can be re-layed too after you decide to add fiber cable etc or replace that leaky water pipe  ;D
And yet the tarmac drive we had at our old house was fine after 12 years.
no ground movement ? been a drive for years ? slight slope to drain it ?
I was a builder before you were pupped. It was fine.
point i was trying to make was that your old drive was just that,old compacted drive , not recently disturbed ground around a new build house that gets a few scoops of base and a smear of top coat whacked down with a pedestrian roller .
And my point was : If it's done correctly, it will last fine.
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