Is my driveway permeable?

Is there a way for me to tell precisely how permeable my driveway is? I’m trying to figure out how well it deals with water.

Asked by Charles on 29th Apr 2021
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"Seek local garden centre for advice to help on green issues"
Answered on 15th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Yeah it’s quite simple, to test it get the hosepipe out and try to flood the area and observe"
Answered on 14th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"Find an area that holds water and see how long it takes to soak throw or disperse or does it evaporate. What is it constructed of. What matarials"
Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"Tip water on it, then you will see how it deals with it"
Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
"Hi Charles, In answer to your question, It really depends on the type of driveway surface, the substructure that the driveway finish is laid upon and of course the subsoil type. If your driveway is for example installed on clay type soils then your drainage is impermeable, therefore not allowing a suitable draining area.

There are ways of draining surface water from your driveway finished surface.

Do you have any photographs that you could send?

i would be more than willing to take a look, to perhaps come and survey the drive etc, should you wish.

Kind regards


Josh Harrison
Cotswold Building Services"
Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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