We are a Carlow 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 Carlow, we cover all areas in Carlow and the surrounding areas.
Your Carlow, professional driveways.
We pride ourselves on being one the longest established driveways companies in the Carlow.
A new driveway from STM Carlow 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 utilized locations of your home, frequently neglected till they stain or crack. Provide the attention they deserve by making repair work rapidly. Not only can you extend your driveway’s life and attractive look well into the future, you can save loan in the long term.
Consider these seven tips to assist you take care of your driveway:
1. Avoid fractures
For driveways, prevention means sealing concrete each year and sealing asphalt every couple of years to avoid water from permeating, freezing and cracking. Tree and shrub roots can trigger cracks by rising from underneath. The solution is to eliminate trees near drives or have their roots trimmed away.
2. Fill fractures
If fractures or holes do appear, patch them right away. Utilize a masonry chisel to eliminate loose products and brush out the particles prior to applying a fracture filler and patching compound. After the compound dries, seal the entire driveway Ensuring your driveway is smooth and level may also help in reducing tripping accidents when guests visit your house.
3. Minimize 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 minimize its chances of permeating the surface area. Also, guarantee that downspouts empty into the backyard instead of onto the driveway.
4. Do not salt cement
Cement salt and chemical de-icers can permeate surface areas, triggering cracks. Both need to be fixed. Rather of salting, use a snowblower or shovel to eliminate snow and use options like sand, coffee grounds, alfalfa meal or cat litter to make surface areas less slippery. To melt ice, think about spraying the surface area with sugar beet juice, which reduces the melting point of ice and is considered efficient in temperature levels as low at -20 ° F.
5. Plow thoroughly
Raise the blade of your snow rake enough to ensure it doesn’t scrape and damage the driveway surface. If shoveling, utilize a plastic shovel for uneven surface areas to decrease its risk of catching 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
Think it or not, driveways aren’t designed for heavy trucks. Edges are especially susceptible, breaking under extreme weight. So ensure that your car is parked far from the edges and that construction vehicles never ever park there throughout home improvement jobs.
7. Clean your driveway
Removing spots brought on by motor oil, radiator fluid and similar compounds impacts more than your drive’s look. Motor fluids can permeate up to a quarter inch in concrete and can soften asphalt. Usage non-clumping kitty litter to absorb fresh oil, followed by grease-cutting dishwashing cleaning agent and warm water. For older stains, try scrubbing the stain repeatedly with grease-cutting, biodegradable cleaners. Make certain to utilize a regular scrub brush. A wire brush can harm the driveway’s surface area.
Make the most of your house with a clean, properly maintained driveway. It not only enhances curb appeal, however simply lasts longer than drives that are overlooked. A little maintenance now can bring huge returns later. Find out more about how house insurance can assist 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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