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    Is driveway installation weather dependent?

    Driveway Contractors

    Does the installation of a driveway depend a lot on the weather, in terms of when a team will actually come by and create said driveway? How weather-sensitive is such work? For instance, would any amount of rain postpone a driveway instalment?

    Asked by Luke on 1st Mar 2022
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    CHINGFORD DRIVEWAY AND PATIO SERVICES

    "Not really if it's block paving
    But if a concrete drive then yes it is"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    REA general builders

    "It all depends on what kind of driveway your having for instance block paving doesn't have alot of wet cement used in installation in most cases one or two days to cement edges in. Only continual storm like rain will hold up a project for any length of time but also if your ground gets waterlogged that can be an issue"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    KJ Paving

    "Yes it would if the sand got too wet, there are certain things you can do if it rains but when screeding the sand if it poured down would cause it to sink"

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
    C & N Landscaping and tree surgery specialist

    "Rain should not stop play however this depends on how heavy it rains and if it’s causing any issues re-dig out"

    Answered on 24th Mar 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Kevin Lavelle

    "Yes it can affect the ground before any finishing works are completed for example concrete or resin bound works would be affected
    Tarmac can be laid in the rain but it’s not recommended"

    Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Dream Landscapes

    "Alot of workers don't work in heavy rain as long as you had enough hardcore and no soft spots it would be ok"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    easydone ltd

    "Yes weather should be dry because dry way should be proper smooth and ground should be flat before laying brick or other material, and cement cant give full strength to bricks"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2022 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Sd services

    "Yes, it will wash the cement out of the concrete and potter the top. Block paving yes also if it’s continuing to rain and not just a little shower then it will wet. Dampen the sand which will make it expand and wet so there will be movement later on when it dries out and it could go through to the stone under the sand and again create a soft patch."

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Swanbridge Property Services

    "It does depend on the weather, if its resin needs to be dry and if it’s block driveway it’s ok as long as it’s not the setting in stage for example kiln dried sand needs to be dried."

    Answered on 5th Apr 2022 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    Angie&sons paving

    "Depending on what paving you have e.g block paving has sharp sand so really needs a dry day to lay sand and bricks and slabbing needs a dry day because of the cement"

    Answered on 7th Mar 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

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