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Driveway contractor for the South East of England.

As a driveway contractor with almost 30 years experience we strive to provide quality and have taught this to every member of staff we have. With this in mind the business has grown to be a respectful, honest, hardworking company with all people working for us thriving to ensure everything is done right first time.

With our long experience in driveways and closely working alongside Surrey County Council and West Sussex County Council as approved contractors we have listed below some genuinely frequently asked questions to help guide you but if there are any questions you would like answered please get in touch and we will be glad to help.

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Block paved driveways

With over 3 decades of experience in block paving driveways you can be sure your driveway will last the test of time.

As an experienced driveway contractor we can advise on the best solution to turn your driveway into a stunning focal point for your home.

Using the latest techniques our professional team will provide a block paved driveway that will last the test of time in both functionality and looks.

We have a large range of block samples that we can show you and give you a clear idea on style and colour choices to really enhance your property.

A detailed breakdown in costs will also let you know how much your new driveway will cost with out any hidden charges.

Tarmacadam new and replacement driveways

Tarmac refers to a certain type of material manufactured by the Tarmac company so although Tarmac is a well know and used word, a driveway contractor will normally use Tarmacadam, Bitmac or Asphalt to describe this type of surface.

Tarmacadam driveways are usually cheaper than block paving driveways to lay, particularly on larger areas. Where block paving may have an advantage is on smaller more trickier areas to work on.

Both require a solid base to work on but Tarmacadam / Asphalt driveways can be installed a lot quicker than a block paved driveway.

As a result the choice of whether to go block paving or Tarmacadam is down to how quickly you want the driveway laid and how you want the driveway to look.

Block paving will give you a lot more options aesthetically.

Tarmac and block paved driveways – FAQ’s

Depending on size of area, small areas of block paving circa 25m2 are normally cheaper than tarmac as waiting time for lorries, part load charges, plant and amount of labour required to get it down quick normally will make block paving the cheaper option for this size of an area.

Saying that, if there are other works we are doing in tarmac on the same day the cost can be spread over other works we are undertaking in the area.

We can get more done quickly if the job can wait till we have other work in the area at the same time.

There are various ways of undertaking this depending on the desired finish.

Resin bound gravel, porous block paving, open graded tarmac all have an element of letting the water through.

This removes some of the fine aggregate binding the material together and therefore with tarmac will break up easier than close graded.

This all depends on taste, in some cases clients can choose a product which could be £80 per m2 or £12 per m2 which at the end of the day if you have the money and you want that finish you are happy with, that is what we will lay.

There is a fine art to getting everything 100% but once it is done, time will always tell if the job is bad or good.

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Resin Bound vs Resin Bonded driveways

Resin Bound System

Resin bound is the fastest growing surfacing solution in the UK, and it is being embraced by driveway contractor’s, landscapers, developers and contractors nationwide. It is a system of laying a hardwearing course of mixed resin onto a new or existing bitmac or concrete base. The main benefits of a resin bound system are

  • Flat finish with no loose gravel.
  • Strong and durable and will remain so for many years thanks to its low maintenance needs.
  • Allows water to pass through to the ground beneath.
  • Providing it is laid onto a permeable base, a resin bound system is a SUDS compliant solution.
  • Precise and flexible, allowing you to create stunning designs and shapes that would not be possible with other surface solutions.

Kane Construction believe a resin bound system is the highest quality and most durable aggregate-based surface solution currently available. No other system offers the same range of strengths, resistances, structural and aesthetic benefits as resin bound.

Resin Bonded System

Resin bonded is a system in which the resin is spread across the base, and the aggregate is scattered into it. Most of the aggregate will adhere to the resin, while some will remain loose. This gives the appearance of loose gravel.

  • Because the aggregates are scattered on to a complete layer of resin, water cannot pass through; this means a resin bonded system is not porous.
  • A resin bonded system is not a SUDS compliant solution.

Resin driveways – FAQ’s

A resin bound system is a surfacing solution that results from mixing resin and aggregates together in a forced action mixer. This creates a mixture that can be trowelled on to a surface to provide a smooth, flat finish.

A resin bound system is also known as ‘stone carpet’. Its seamless finish provides a decorative surface that is attractive and durable.

Because of the way it is mixed, allowing for small gaps between aggregates, a resin bound system is permeable. This means it is also a SUDS compliant solution.

The Resin Bound system can be overlaid to existing or new concrete or tarmac to create beautiful driveways, paths, car parks or any light traffic surfaces.

The Resin Bound System is a way of laying a hard wearing course of mixed resin onto a new or existing bitmac or concrete base. The main benefits of a resin bound system are

  • Flat finish with no loose gravel.
  • Strong and durable and will remain so for many years thanks to its low maintenance needs.
  • Allows water to pass through to the ground beneath.
  • Providing it is laid onto a permeable base, a resin bound system is a SUDS compliant solution.
  • Precise and flexible, allowing you to create stunning designs and shapes that would not be possible with other surface solutions.

The Resin bonded system is where the resin is spread across the base, and the aggregate is scattered into it. Most of the aggregate will adhere to the resin, while some will remain loose. This gives the appearance of loose gravel.

  • Because the aggregates are scattered on to a complete layer of resin, water cannot pass through; this means a resin bonded system is not porous.
  • A resin bonded system is not a SUDS compliant solution.

The cost of a resin driveway including excavation, cart away, membrane, 150mm type one, 50mm of 10mm open graded and 18mm of resin bound gravel can be circa £100 per m2 depending on size. The larger the size normally the price per m2 can come down.

Resin driveways are usually available to walk on after 8 hours.

We recommend that you do not drive any vehicles on to the new driveway until after 48 hours to give enough time for it to set correctly.

No. Weather conditions such as rain, humidity, dew, wet aggregate or any other ground moisture can present a big danger to your Resin Bound system. Moisture and resin react together instantly, producing gas bubbles which will appear as foam or clouding within the resin. It is critical that you avoid moisture at all costs.

Also the ground / surface must be dry before laying.

When Resin bound driveways,are laid down it’s smoothed into a layer 15-20mm thick with the appearance of gravel. This type of resin driveway is limited in surface texture and can be slippery when icy or wet but is porous so there shouldn’t be much water on the surface.

Resin Bound driveways are permeable, allowing water to pass through to the ground below.
It is SUDS compliant.

Resin bonded driveways are impermeable so they require drainage to be considered.
It is non SUDS compliant.

Resin bound driveways are easy to clean. A pressure washer or garden hose can be used. Just be careful not to use hot water as this can affect the resin.

As Resin Bound driveways are porous, they allow water to drain away easily. They are SUDS compliant (Sustainable Drainage System) and as such do not require planning permission.

SUDS is the Sustainable Urban Drainage System.

Most natural ground surfaces like grass and soil allow water to soak through. In residential and urban areas, materials like tarmac and paving require drainage solutions to be compliant with regulations.

To prevent surface run off causing flooding and water pollution the Environment Agency enforces the SUDS regulations.

SUDS regulations are one of the reasons resin bound systems have become increasingly popular; they are designed to be permeable and can be used in accordance with SUDS building regulations. Even if you do not live in an urban or built up area, a resin bound driveway is highly encouraged to prevent flooding.

Download the Environment Agency guidelines here

No. Because concrete can expand this would cause the resin bonded surface to move and crack also.

The main aspect of any driveway is the excavation. Then undertaking a soak away, adding an earth separation, weed suppressant, ground stabilisation (membrane) these are the basics in ensuring a good long lasting sub base.

Once this is installed at the correct level and the correct Type one recycled or quarried material is in rolled and compacted to the correct compaction rate. What you have as a finish is up to you.

There are no shortcuts for the most effective driveway without impacting on quality but the quickest and cheapest driveway is shingle, which can cover a large area quickly at 30mm to 50mm deep max.

This however means that foxes, cats etc will find your driveway a nice place to leave little present and any cigarette ends or litter can be a nuisance to pick out.

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What our customers are saying

This job was done very well and we are more than happy with the workmen and finished job. I would highly recommend this company.

Customer in SuttonOutside patio and drive

Kane Construction provides a very high standard of work. They are professional, very thorough, and completed the works on my unsafe manhole in the driveway well above my expectations. I would highly recommend this company. A fantastic service!

Customer in South CroydonManhole cover replaced on residential driveway

I am impressed by this Company’s communication. They responded to any questions very promptly. They gave a very detailed quotation. The workmen arrived on time and were pleasant. They kept us informed on the day. The quality of the work is excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Customer in EpsomVehicle crossover (dropped kerb)

Work carried out in accordance with estimate in a methodical and professional manner.

Customer in Chessington,Dig out old concrete drive and replace with tarmac.

Very friendly would not hesitate to recommend. Good job, everything was left clean and tidy.

Customer in Staines-upon-Thames Vehicle crossover and preparing driveway

Couldn’t fault the work or quality. Office was supposed to call ahead to arrange the appointment, but didn’t. Luckily I was working locally so the work could go ahead.

Customer in AddlestoneVehicle crossover

Excellent work. Lovely workmen. Very happy and would definitely recommend and gave feed back to the council when they came for a site visit to check the work.

Customer in Thames DittonDrop curb/crossover.

Very good team that done the work.

Customer in OxtedDropped kerb.

Arrived on time and as scheduled, did a very good job.

Customer in West Byfleet Dropped Kerb

Kane Construction have been easy to work with from start to finish, James attended our house the very next day after after our phone enquire, we went through our options and decided on a grey Indian sand stone. Their quote was very detailed and we knew exactly what we were getting for our money. Upon works start date guys turned up at 7.30am as planned. The only access was through my kitchen and guys carried all materials in and out by hand. We decided to get the fence done also, which Kane managed to complete with in the allotted time. I highly recommend KCS to anyone looking for any works.

Customer in SuttonPatio works and fencing

Very good communication, brilliant time keeping, very polite. Unbelievable standard of work, £60k job, no complaints. Residents very happy with total job, would definitely use again.

Customer in CamberleyResurfaced road

Kane construction are a fantastic company to work with. From receiving the quote to the completion of the driveway I was kept up to date , involved in the planning and spoken to every day to ensure I was happy with the way things were going or if I had some amendments. The team that worked on the driveway were polite , incredibly hard working and very tidy. The work took 4 days and was within budget. I would highly recommend them.

Customer in EpsomResin driveway

Kane construction are a fantastic company to work with. From receiving the quote to the completion of the driveway I was kept up to date , involved in the planning and spoken to every day to ensure I was happy with the way things were going or if I had some amendments. The team that worked on the driveway were polite , incredibly hard working and very tidy. The work took 4 days and was within budget. I would highly recommend them.

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