Hand-split with a varying thickness of 25/35mm, Indian sandstone is often the first choice for natural stone driveways due to its strength and durability. Indian sandstone driveway paving is a cost-efficient solution for a client looking for something other than block paving.Available in four colours to suit all properties, the cleft surface detail of this hard-wearing Indian sandstone requires minimal maintenance and adds a relaxed feel to traditional and contemporary designs.
Why Choose Riven Sandstone for Driveway Paving?
Choosing the right kind of stone for your driveway isn’t a simple matter. Firstly, there’s the aesthetics to consider. This is one area which you need to get absolutely eight as it adds to the all-important kerb appeal of your house. Secondly, you want a material that’s durable because it’s going to get a lot of heavy traffic pounding its way.
You’ll also want to take a look at the way you intend to use your driveway. Will there be multiple vehicles using it all the time? Will you store other vehicles, such as a camper van or motorbike? There are factors to take into consideration but even if there are situations where sandstone doesn’t look like a first choice -i.e. you might worry about staining from oil drips etc you may be surprised by its suitability and versatility.
So will riven sandstone fit the bill? The answer is definitely! Indian sandstone has all the attributes you’d want for a driveway and offers you so much choice when it comes to the way you want it to look.
Riven sandstone is one of our best sellers here at The Premium Paving Company and for very good reason. Our expertly hand chiselled pavers come in a variety of colours with beautiful patterns that have been formed over millennia and once they have been installed to the right specifications they will be terrifically durable.
Key benefits of riven sandstone paving
This is because sandstone is quarried from deeper and older layers of rock that have been compressed over millions of years and over time it has toughened up.
It’s frost resistant
You can be assured that our riven sandstone is of excellent quality and will not lose its toughness or start to fall apart if subjected to recurring frosts.
It’s dense and hard
The ideal qualities for a driveway which sees repeated use.
You have to ensure that the stones aren’t too thin, because otherwise they’ll crack under the weight of the cars moving over them. Around 22mm is OK as long as with the sub base the full bed adds up to 50mm.
It’s low maintenance
What you don’t need is a stone driveway that needs constant cleaning which is why riven sandstone is such a good option. It’s just so easy to maintain.
If dirt does accumulate on your driveway then it will probably be washed away by the rain but if at any time you need to give it a good clean, a hose down every now and again should keep it looking tip-top.
Riven sandstone is a much more affordable option which works in its favour if you are creating a sizable driveway. This cost-effectiveness makes it a popular choice.
At the Premium Paving Company we have the technical knowledge and experience to advise you should you need our guidance. We’ll help you work out exactly what you need for your outdoor project and help you to decide whether riven sandstone will create the perfect driveway for you. We want you to love your new paving and are here to match you with the right product. You can also be assured that not only will you buy beautiful riven sandstone from us they will be ethically sourced and sustainable. For further information about our products, please contact us today.