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    What is the most eco-friendly way to pave a driveway?

    Driveway Contractors

    Hi, just wondering what are some of the most eco-friendly ways of paving a driveway? What steps can be taken to keep the carbon footprint of the project down and to keep it as materially as efficient as possible without meaningfully reducing the quality of the job (if possible)?

    Asked by June on 25th Jan 2022
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    "Permeable paving blocks is one of the best options. Layed on a compacted dry sharp sand
    Screed and permeable compacted type 1MOT sub-base with a porous membrane."

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    S&J property and ground maintenance

    "To keep this low footprint the material I would use is crushed aggregate as sub base to lay paving on as it’s a recycled product"

    Answered on 30th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Tristan knowles

    "Hi there,

    I would suggest a gravel driveway as it can be spread by hand, the materials are natural and it’s also very cost-effective.

    Hope this helps


    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

    "The most eco-efficient way would be to lay gravel, but this is not always practical if you have a sloping driveway.Next best would be granite setts, but could be prohibitive depending on budget as would be very expensive .plain concrete next, then block paving"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    NR solutions

    "In my opinion, there's no eco-friendly material you can use for a driveway it has to be strong and durable for cars to drive on and off your either looking at tarmac, block paving concrete or shingle/stones"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Chevron paving and landscaping

    "To install a water harvester in your drive to pick up all rainwater collected in your acco drains/channel drains Infront of your new drive thus recycling your rainwater to wash your car and water your plants etc"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Cc landscapes

    "Hi you could use permible paving or eco grids but eco grids would only be used ideally for a gravel driveway hope this helps"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Dream Landscapes

    "Gravel is a good way and uses plastic gravel holders for recycled"

    Answered on 8th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

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