We are a Ballybough 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 Ballybough, we cover all areas in Ballybough and the surrounding areas.
Your Ballybough, professional driveways.
We pride ourselves on being one the longest established driveways companies in the Ballybough.
A new driveway from STM Ballybough driveways is one of the finest investments you can make, with a full range of contemporary and traditional driveways available.
Driveways are among the most used areas of your house, often overlooked till they stain or break. Provide the attention they are worthy of by making repairs quickly. Not just can you extend your driveway’s life and attractive look well into the future, you can save money in the long term.
Consider these seven pointers to help you look after your driveway:
1. Avoid fractures
For driveways, avoidance means sealing concrete each year and sealing asphalt every few years to prevent water from penetrating, freezing and splitting. Tree and shrub roots can trigger fractures by pushing up from underneath. The solution is to remove trees near drives or have their roots trimmed away.
2. Fill fractures
If fractures or holes do appear, patch them immediately. Use a masonry chisel to eliminate loose products and brush out the particles before using a crack filler and patching substance. After the substance dries, seal the entire driveway Ensuring your driveway is smooth and level might also help in reducing tripping mishaps when visitors visit your house.
3. Decrease water on the driveway.
Clear a 2 to three-inch strip around the edges of the driveway to supply a runoff location for snow and water to decrease its possibilities of permeating the surface. Also, ensure that downspouts empty into the yard instead of onto the driveway.
4. Don’t salt cement
Cement salt and chemical de-icers can permeate surfaces, causing cracks. Both need to be repaired. Instead of salting, use a snowblower or shovel to eliminate snow and utilize alternatives like sand, coffee grounds, alfalfa meal or cat litter to make surfaces less slippery. To melt ice, consider spraying the surface with sugar beet juice, which lowers the melting point of ice and is considered efficient in temperatures as low at -20 ° F.
5. Rake thoroughly
Raise the blade of your snow rake enough to ensure it does not scrape and harm the driveway surface area. If shoveling, utilize a plastic shovel for unequal surfaces to decrease its danger of capturing on the driveway. Then, either push snow to the side and shovel that off or get rid of snow a few inches at a time while working your way earthward.
6. Protect the edges
Believe it or not, driveways aren’t designed for heavy trucks. Edges are particularly vulnerable, chipping under extreme weight. So make certain that your car is parked far from the edges which construction vehicles never park there throughout home remodeling jobs.
7. Clean your driveway
Eliminating spots triggered by motor oil, radiator fluid and similar compounds impacts more than your drive’s look. Motor fluids can permeate 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 spots, attempt scrubbing the stain repeatedly with grease-cutting, naturally degradable cleaners. Make sure to utilize a regular scrub brush. A wire brush can damage the driveway’s surface.
Maximize your house with a clean, properly maintained driveway. It not just improves curb appeal, but merely lasts longer than drives that are ignored. A little upkeep now can bring big returns later on. Discover 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.
Address: Unit 8, Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co Meath Call: 0879565650 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org