Home Improvements: The Driveway, Part One

The tarmac driveway had seen better days. Petrol splashes ate holes deep into it, freezing winters widened and deepened those holes, and our wet summer caused parts of it to rise at the edge. Time for a new driveway. We decided to go for brick because it’s something we’ve always wanted, and its lifespan will probably out last us. Rain can also penetrate it and return to the water table. So, the new driveway is accessorised by a new bricked pathway to the front door and a bricked area for flower and herb pots under the kitchen window. The job should take about two weeks to finish.  Here is a sequence of photos so you can suffer through the process with me. I’ll add more photos later.

Days 1 – 8:

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Glenda says:

    You poor thing – all that disruption. I hope you love the new one.

    1. Misky says:

      Ah, nah, it’s not so made, really. 🙂

  2. That’s a lot of work! I can’t wait to see the finished result. I bet a brick driveway will look gorgeous!

    1. Misky says:

      It’s not even finished, and it’s already an improvement! 😀

  3. Good to see ol Travis in on the act 😉 It’s amazing how disruptive work like this is, but I’m sure the brick drive will look splendid, and as you say help the water table

    1. Misky says:

      The ‘boys’ knocked off early today, but then they did arrive at 7:30 this morning and started cutting bricks with a power saw … sorry neighbours … and they’ll be back tomorrow to start the pathway and the area under the kitchen window. I might have to bake lots of bread to calm the neighbourhood. 🙂

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