Ah, the great British weather – unreliable, unpredictable and involving a LOT of rain. However, at Avon Cobblestone we don’t let that stop us. In our 30 years of installing imprinted concrete driveways, we’ve always managed to get the job done.
One of the questions we are commonly asked is “Can you get a new driveway in winter?” While the answer is a resounding “Yes”, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure that you get the best quality results.
Can you install a printed concrete driveway in bad weather?
The key with any driveway installation is to complete the right work at the right time.
Groundwork, excavation and laying sub-bases can be completed in almost any weather, meaning that your project can start despite rain or cold.
However, pouring, stamping and sealing concrete needs to be carried out in suitable conditions so that the concrete and sealant can dry properly.
Thankfully, when the weather allows us to continue, imprinted concrete installation is a fairly quick process for our team of experts. That means that once the preparatory work is done to the high standard that we always offer, we’re ready to go when there’s a dry spell.
Before work commences and throughout the installation, we are always careful to monitor the moisture in the air and on the ground to make sure conditions are suitable.
What to consider with a winter driveway installation
There are important things to consider with a winter driveway installation, including:
Choosing a reputable company
It’s crucial to choose the right driveway company for your project in order to get the best results.
At Avon Cobblestone, we have over 30 years of experience in planning and laying driveways, and our team will guide you through the work involved and keep you updated at all times.
We have installed driveways in all conditions and are used to the challenge of inclement weather!
Booking in advance
We book up quickly at all times of year, so please speak to the team as soon as possible if you are planning a home improvement project.
What time of year is best to lay a driveway?
The good news is that a new driveway can be laid at any time of year, as long as the right work is carried out at the right time.
Delays due to heavy rain can happen at any time of year and thankfully British winters tend to be mild enough to allow work to continue when conditions are dry.
Why use Avon Cobblestone?
At Avon Cobblestone, we are a family run business offering unrivalled craftsmanship and the highest standards of service from our qualified team of experts.
We always adhere to local planning regulations and carry out due diligence to ensure drainage and other underground services are functional before pouring and stamping the concrete.
We want to create your perfect driveway, and will work with you to select the design, texture, colour, and any other essential details.