FAQs

Terrabase Paving Ltd has Public Liability insurance of £5 million 

We guarantee our work for 10 years.

It all depends on the size and scale of the project. We never cut corners and always make sure the necessary groundwork is carried out before laying the paving. We will provide time scale before we start.

As we never outsource work to sub-contractors, all work is totally under our control. Our own team, using its own equipment, will be on site every day until the job is finished (weather permitting). We’ll also keep inconvenience to a minimum, and you’ll always have access to your property.

As long as the paving is for domestic use, i.e. under the commercial vehicle limit of 3.5 tonnes. Even if your driveway has a steep incline, the paving we use has been tested for sloping, but we’ll always tell you if we think an alternative surface would be more suitable. Combinations of, for example, block paving and tarmac can be very attractive, and can also help to keep overall costs down.

No, you won't need planning permission if your new driveway uses permeable (or porous) surfacing. This means the surface allows water to drain through, and applies to gravel, permeable concrete, block paving or porous Tarmac. This also applies if rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally.

If choosing an impermeable driveway that does not allow water to run to a permeable area, planning permission will be needed for driveways over 5m².

Although they sound very similar in name, there are some crucial differences.

Resin Bound Driveways - With this technique the resin and aggregate are mixed prior to application. The mixture is laid evenly and dries to a very solid and highly uniform finish and texture. There is with the added advantage of the drive remaining completely permeable, making it safer and longer lasting.

Resin Bonded Driveways - With this approach resin is applied over the driveway, followed by aggregate pressed into the upper surface. This can often lead to loose chippings and an uneven finish. There is the further disadvantage that water will no longer permeate the drive, leading to pooling on the surface.

We have taken training courses to study the legislation around surface water drainage and driveways. We ensure all driveways have suitable drainage provisions in place to avoid any issues with water around your property.

New driveways have a number of advantages for your property. A high quality drive will improve appearance, access, safety and practicality around your home.

A skillfully laid driveway will also increase the resale value of most properties.

Different driveway types require different preparation. However we generally excavate the area to a depth of around 12 inches (30cm), then apply an MOT hardcore sub-base and weed-supressant membrane, before the final surface is added.

Most driveways for a medium sized property (ie. 3 bedroom semi) take around 3-4 days. Some simpler options such as gravel can be completed quicker.

Other factors may affect this so we can give a more accurate estimate when we survey your property and give you a price quote.

The high durability membrane used will last upwards of 200 years when underground and not exposed to UV light.

To prevent weeds from affecting a new driveway, we apply a permeable membrane beneath the surface layer. This allows moisture to pass through and prevents weeds from penetrating the surface.

No, for most driveway installations we remove any excess material directly in our own lorries.

All utility supplies are usually far deeper that we need to dig. We will survey the property before digging commences to ensure nothing is potentially crossing the area.

No, all work is carried out by our highly experienced team members, to ensure the quality of all new driveways.

We supply our services to Maidstone, Ashford, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex and Kent.

After every driveway installation we give full advice on how to maintain your surface and keep it in good condition.

We can help you choose the best products, styles and colours, to make your home look its best and increase its value. And we’re also here if you need a landscaping service to transform your garden.

Terrabase Paving Ltd is an independent, family-run business, with 20 years’ experience and the highest standards, operating in the Medway, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells surrunding areas.

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    WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

    James and Jerry was true their word, from quoting a price to final delivery of product. I was well informed on progress and kept up to date with any challenges. Was extremely happy with the final product as exceeded my expectations. Will highly recommend.

    Laura Du Plessis

    May 2021

    After all the heavy rain it was great to open the door and not find a lake outside just a lovely new block paved driveway.The work was carried out efficiently and with care and detail. James and team did a great job.

    Jean Kite

    July 2021

    James is a pleasant Courteous guy, he and his team worked through the Heavy rain to dig our drive out, he removed all the earth and a small tree also, then layed a sub base down before a tarmac base, finished with a blockwork edging and resin bound drive.

    Mark Groves

    September 2021

    It was great to open the door and not have to walk through water after heavy rain. James and the team did a first class job everything cleaned up and left looking very smart. Very happy with the finish. Would definitely recommend them.

    Resin driveway

    July 2021

    Very pleased with the quality and expertise in preparing and laying my patio, with good team work . Different experts were used for brickwork and laying the slabs, final result looking good.

    Level the ground And lay a patio

    August 2021

    Nice job, looks very nice. Was very helpful and kept us informed all through the job as there were supply problems due to national shortage of resin. Tidied up every day when finished and reasonably priced

    New driveway

    August 2021

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