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Block paving is, without a doubt, one of the most common techniques used to transform either a patio or driveway into something that is aesthetically appealing. Of course, that is not the only benefit to block paving, we are going to take a little look at a few of the other benefits on this page!

Let’s start with the aesthetic appeal of block paving. Yes, there are a number of different ‘surfaces’ you can have for your patio or driveway, but absolutely nothing comes close to the look that block paving boasts. This is because you have a huge array of different materials to choose from, for example, one person may prefer clay paving, whilst others prefer concrete paving. You will, essentially, be able to choose a material which matches the aesthetic appeal of the rest of your home. In addition to this, you have full control over the ‘pattern’ of the layout too. Sure, there will be some people who prefer the blocks to be laid out in a simple line, however, with a bit more of a budget you will be able to opt for some rather extravagant patterns which can really bring the look of your property alive.


Block paving is incredibly tough too! In fact, you will be surprised at just how long it will last, particularly in comparison to some of the other materials you can use as paving. Not only this, but it is low maintenance. It will never need polishing, it will never need painting, all you need to do is give it a good wash every now and then and it will look absolutely fantastic for years and years to come. Of course, the toughness of the material is absolutely perfect due to the unpredictability of the weather that we get here in the UK. It is able to withstand just about everything that Basildon weather can throw at it.

Block paving is expected to last, on average, for at least twenty years. However, it is not uncommon for it to last a whole lot longer than this, particularly in areas which do not get all that much in the way of traffic. You will, however, need to ensure that you work with only a reputable company, such as ourselves, to ensure that you get some of the best block paving on the market.

In addition to this, block paving is very environmentally friendly. It is porous, this means that there will be no standing water on it, this will ensure that the area does not get flooded, even in the wettest of weather. Drainage is also fantastic.

If you are looking to get block paving installed on your property, then feel free to get in touch with our team here at Alton Landscapes! We service throughout Essex. We are a real dab hand at ensuring that property looks absolutely fantastic for an affordable price (using some of the highest quality materials on the market!)