Sinking driveway

My driveway is sinking in the middle. It's about 5 years old and built with small paving stones on compacted ground. Does it need a better base or drainage?

Asked by Abdul on 23rd Sep 2022
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"Driveway will need to be lifted and blocks or paving removed then you will need a type one hard-core compact it with a special machine then the blocks need to be relayed and levelled it’s all to do with your subbase not enough foundations if I can help any further just asked regards RJ services"
Answered on 23rd Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Take the stones up lay more hard-core compacted really well in layers if possible then re instate your paving stones
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Answered on 24th Sep 2022 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
"Small paving stones are.prone ro sinking in trafficked areas even if the sub base is solid. Anger paving stone take the load better"
Answered on 25th Sep 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"We would be happy to offer some new ideas for a new drive as your drive could of been rushed"
Answered on 23rd Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Yes it needs all lifting up and then an more solid and firm base putting in and then the blocks re laying to stop it from sinking especially if you are driving cars on the driveway if the base underneath isn’t solid it will keep sinking ?"
Answered on 26th May 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Id say Better base if you ask me as sometimes people can use to much sand and not enough mot hardcore"
Answered on 27th Sep 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"I would suggest taking it up the area compactor, more hard-core relaying and completing the job to the right standard happy to give you a quotation at any time"
Answered on 23rd Sep 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"It should get lifted re screaded and relayed then brushing in sand should finish it off nicley"
Answered on 28th Sep 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"When laying a new driveway, you will require a consolidated type 1MOT compacted sub-base (minimum depth 200mm) anything less you will have problems in the future of movement and sinkage of the paving.
The only way of rectifying this is to lift and relay the driveway."
Answered on 23rd Sep 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
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