Tips & Ideas

Tip 7. Dealing with direction of water flow

When laying a driveway it is important to ensure that any excess rain water is directed away from the house.  This can be achieved by subtle  levels laid within the paving project. The best option if possible is to angle your driveway towards a flower bed so that an excess will not only flow away from the driveway and house but make use of the water within the planting areas. Should the slope be towards the house then the use of an ACCO drain is advised. This can be set into the paving at the base of the slope collecting the water and then channelled away into an appropriate direction.