Frequently asked questions
Weston Driveways, based in Huyton,
are the advantages of pattern imprinted concrete over other surfaces?
Pattern imprinted concrete is the only maintnenance free driveway
surface available. It is resistant to dirt, weed growth, moss, algae,
staining from oil and other fluids and will not fade in sunlight.
Also the driveway is laid on a solid four inch sub-base so will
not sink, sudside or crack.
strong is the finished surface?
The concrete is actually a purpose mixed product called fibrecrete.
This contains millions of tiny meshed fibres. When the surface is
dry, it is 25-30% stronger than traditional concrete. It will comfortably
support the largest of motor vehicles, commercial vehicles and caravans.
colours and patterns are available?
There are literally hundreds of colours and pattern combinations
to choose from, which you can view.
is the price for my drive calculated?
The price for each driveway is calculated by the square metre with
any additional extras added.
will the drainage be affected?
The driveway will be constructed to direct all rainwater to a suitable
drainage point. Where the lay of the land dictates that water will
be flowing toward your home there are acco and decco drainage channels
long will the installation take?
Each job is different. As an average the preparation of the drive,
excavation, shuttering, fall levels and sub-base takes one to two
days. The pouring, colouring and printing of the drive has to be
carried out within the day to ensure consistency of surface and
finish. The cutting, cleaning and sealing of the new finished surface
will also take a further day. In total, weather permitting, the
average drive will be complete within the week.
it true I have to stay off the drive for a time after it is first
Yes, after the drive is complete the final seal which protects against
dirt, weed growth and staining will need time to cure or set. We
advise that you should keep vehicles off the drive for a minimum
of 48-72 hours. It is perfectly safe to walk on the drive during
will I get access to my home while the work is in progress?
We will construct a suitable walkway or access point for you. This
will give you full access at all times.
is big drop between my door and the drive, can you build me some
Our engineers are highly skilled craftsmen and they can build square
orrounded steps to your specification.
need a small retaining wall, can you build that too?
Each team has a skilled bricklayer on the crew who will build, remodel
or extend any brickwork needed.
are several manholes on my drive, is this a problem?
We often encounter manholes on the driveways we install. They are
reset with a cover which will be printed at the same time as the
driveway. There are access lugs on the new cover which allow it
to be removed should you need access to the drainage underneath.
am having new gates fitted, should I have this done before or after
the driveway is installed?
We normally prepare and set the base for the new gates before we
pour the concrete. This will allow your gate installer to fit the
gates after the drive has been completed with no risk of damage
to the new surface.
can I protect my driveway from contractors working on the road or
With each driveway, we install a new kerb edge. This is a solid
concrete boundary that seperates your property from that of the
council. This new edge will prevent any damage from works being
carried out outside your home.
I have some decorative features to make my driveway unique?
Of course, you can have decorative circles, inset flower beds, printed
features or fancy borders. You name it and we will provide it!
there a standard edge or finish to each driveway?
Most driveways have a cobble border. This frames the new surface
perfectly and really defines the new driveway.
do your prices compare?
We are certainly not the cheapest and make no apologies for that.
At the same time our prices are always competitive. Our workmanship
and your finished driveway will be first rate. You will get exactly
what we promise and we will do exactly as we say we will. Your driveway
will be excellent value for money and all our work is guaranteed.
we see examples of your work for ourselves?
You can view a whole host of our jobs online here at our Gallery
page. Alternatively we are more than happy to supply a list of local
installations for your inspection.
how can we get a quote?
Call us for a free survey and quotation.