Questions Answered by Your Groundwork Contractors in East Sussex | M Jaques Groundworks and Surfacing

What materials are best for new driveways?

It all depends on what you’re looking to achieve. For something hardwearing, simple and cheap, consider concrete driveways. Our groundwork contractors recommend East Sussex residents who are looking to get creative consider block paving driveways, which are endlessly customisable, and a popular modern option. Gravel driveways, meanwhile, complement more “traditional” architectural styles, and are ideal for the security conscious.

How do I go about securing permission for a drop kerb in East Sussex?

You’ll need to approach your particular East Sussex local authority, who’ll ask which class of road yours falls under, and whether it’s for domestic or commercial usage. M Jaques Groundworks and Surfacing has a great deal of experience securing permission on behalf of its clients. So if you wish to make use of a drop kerb to make access to and from driveways easier and safer (particularly for vehicles), we urge you to contact us at your earliest convenience.

What needs to be taken into account before drainage is installed?

There are a number of relevant environmental factors, from the presence of utility lines, to soil type, gradients, public sewer positioning and the type of usage/stress your drains need to deal with (e.g volume of use in domestic vs commercial premises). The groundwork contractors you choose to handle drainage preparation will need to consider all these factors to draw up meticulous plans that prevent any later issues from occurring. Simply forge ahead without these plans, and prepare for potential nightmare situations during installation, or later down the line due to failed drainage.

What aspects of road surfacing and types of road repairs do you provide in the East Sussex area?

Just as we handle groundworks from small domestic projects, up to mammoth industrial schemes, we handle everything from minor road repairs for potholes on private roads, to a total start-to-finish road surfacing / construction service for public bodies. We can also surface car parks, stabilise surfaces and hire out the same equipment we use for road surfacing and road repairs, should you require a cost effective plant hire solution in the East Sussex area.

Have a different question, or want to arrange a consultation with our groundwork contractors? Call East Sussex’s M Jaques Groundworks and Surfacing on 07300 877999.