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    Block paving vs imprinted concrete

    Driveway Contractors

    I'm debating installing block paving but a friend has suggested imprinted concrete. Which is best?

    Asked by Karen on 31st Mar 2020
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    J&m Groundworks north west

    "I would recommend block paving as imprinted concrete fades over time."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    JCB groundworks

    "Hi Karen,
    Always go with a monoblock/ regular block paving over imprinted concrete as it never has the same look after a while. Also with monoblock and regular block paving if they chip you can replace the single block whereas if the concrete cracks then there comes a big problem generally with getting most companies to come back out and sort.it.
    So definitely block paving for me.
    Regards,
    James."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    BPC home improvements ltd

    "Imprinted concrete is really nice but if you ever have a service problem like drains broken, water main leaking or gas leak you will have to dig it all up as you can never match it again.
    Unless you pay out for new drains, water main and gas to be installed which still isn't 100% going to guarantee the safety of your imprinted concrete in an accident then I would install a nice block paving pattern on your drive as it can be removed and replaced easy and cheap."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    AB Home Improvements

    "Hi. Block paving and imprinted concrete are both great ways to spruce up your drive way. But personally I would swing towards imprinted concrete simply because it is so much easier to maintain if it is sealed properly then you only need a quick jet wash every other month to bring it back to new. I hope this helps."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Arthur Contracting Services

    "It will be easier and less expensive to repair block paving rather than imprinted concrete.
    Block paving drains better than imprinted concrete."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2013 - report
    Oasis landscapes

    "Imprinted is high maintenance and will need colouring every 5 years. Block Paving with correct installation and maintenance is superior. I would recommend a sealant."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Ian Anthony Burrows Builders

    "Block paving by far as it's much better looking and much easier to repair."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Colm carey

    "It’s cheaper to do imprinted concrete but block pavement is much nicer and you could do more colours and brings up your driveway much better"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Sw landscapes

    "Block paving will be better in my opinion it's more pricey but efficient for cars. Concrete overtime will crack and cost more in the long run to repair. Block paving also looks nicer."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    DRIVE REFURBS

    "Block paving is better with the range of blocks available, compared to concrete which is very bland looking."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report

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