We are a Kernanstown family run business specialising in all aspects of driveways construction.
With over 20 years experience, we have earned a big reputation for our service and quality. We only use top quality materials and our team is of a very high standard.
Whatever your requirement, a stunning new driveway, a beautiful new patio or garden seating area, we are able of offer a wide variety of colours, styles and patterns to ensure a unique finish that will not only look great, but will withstand the elements for years to come.
Based in Kernanstown, we cover all areas in Kernanstown and the surrounding areas.
Your Kernanstown, professional driveways.
We pride ourselves on being one the longest established driveways companies in the Kernanstown.
A new driveway from STM Kernanstown driveways is one of the finest investments you can make, with a full range of contemporary and traditional driveways available.
Driveways are one of the most used areas of your house, often overlooked until they stain or crack. Provide the attention they should have by making repairs quickly. Not just can you extend your driveway’s life and attractive appearance well into the future, you can conserve money in the long term.
Consider these seven tips to help you take care of your driveway:
1. Avoid fractures
For driveways, prevention means sealing concrete annually and sealing asphalt every few years to prevent water from penetrating, freezing and cracking. Tree and shrub roots can cause fractures by rising from below. The service is to get rid of trees near drives or have their roots cut away.
2. Fill cracks
If cracks or holes do appear, spot them instantly. Utilize a masonry chisel to eliminate loose products and brush out the particles before using a fracture filler and patching substance. After the substance dries, seal the entire driveway Guaranteeing your driveway is smooth and level might likewise help in reducing tripping accidents when visitors visit your house.
3. Reduce water on the driveway.
Clear a two to three-inch strip around the edges of the driveway to supply a runoff area for snow and water to minimize its opportunities of penetrating the surface. Also, ensure that downspouts empty into the lawn instead of onto the driveway.
4. Do not salt cement
Cement salt and chemical de-icers can penetrate surface areas, triggering cracks. Both should be fixed. Rather of salting, use a snowblower or shovel to get rid of snow and use options like sand, coffee grounds, alfalfa meal or kitty litter to make surface areas less slippery. To melt ice, consider spraying the surface area with sugar beet juice, which reduces the melting point of ice and is considered reliable in temperatures as low at -20 ° F.
5. Rake thoroughly
Raise the blade of your snow plow enough to ensure it does not scrape and harm the driveway surface. If shoveling, use a plastic shovel for unequal surface areas to minimize its danger of catching on the driveway. Then, either push snow to the side and shovel that off or remove snow a few inches at a time while working your method earthward.
6. Safeguard the edges
Think it or not, driveways aren’t developed for heavy trucks. Edges are especially susceptible, cracking under extreme weight. So make certain that your car is parked away from the edges and that construction vehicles never ever park there during home renovation tasks.
7. Clean your driveway
Removing spots brought on by motor oil, radiator fluid and similar substances affects more than your drive’s look. Motor fluids can penetrate as much as a quarter inch in concrete and can soften asphalt. Use non-clumping cat litter to soak up fresh oil, followed by grease-cutting dishwashing detergent and warm water. For older discolorations, attempt scrubbing the stain consistently with grease-cutting, eco-friendly cleaners. Be sure to use a routine scrub brush. A wire brush can damage the driveway’s surface.
Make the most of your home with a clean, well-kept driveway. It not only boosts curb appeal, but simply lasts longer than drives that are ignored. A little upkeep now can bring big returns later. Find out more about how home insurance can help you protect your investment.
We specialise in all form of paving and paved surfaces , from Driveways to beautiful backyard entertainment areas. Materials from brick to natural stone and all pavers in between we have mastered them all. Our unique experience in design and construction puts us far ahead of our competitors from all points of view. If you need outstanding top quality and attention to detail at a competive price , contact us now for a free quote.
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