With parking at a premium, and bearing in mind the cost of car insurance, where better to park than on your own property? There are, however, many things to consider before this can be achieved including the need for a drop kerb. Choose AAA Driveway Solutions Ltd in High Wycombe for advice on drop kerb installation. We also cover Aylesbury, Beaconsfield and Marlow.
AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR
Repeatedly parking on a pavement with a kerb may eventually damage your suspension, especially on older cars. If you hit a kerb forcefully, it can also damage your tyre walls.
Even parking gently on a kerb will eventually cause uneven tyre pressure and uneven wear on the side of your tyres.
Drop kerbs are usually essential to avoid causing damage to your car when accessing your driveway, and it is illegal to drive across the pavement to access your property without a dropped kerb.
You should apply for drop kerb planning permission from your local council, which can take several weeks, but this is needed before any work can be undertaken. Dropping the kerb must only be done by either the council or an approved contractor like AAA Driveways Solutions Ltd.
Think about the following before applying for planning permission:
Your proposed driveway can’t be on a junction or bend in the road
Ensure there are no trees blocking the proposed driveway
Are there any traffic signals nearby?
Do you have good visibility?
Contact us to find out why these considerations are important.
TARMAC® PAVING AND BRICK BORDER
“Transformation of pebbled drive into smart tarmac© surface with attractive brick bordering and sandstone paving feature at front of house. Every aspect of work from quotation to finishing touches highly satisfactory. AAA completed the work well within the estimated window and Sid was extremely conscientious regarding design specifications, making contact regularly to discuss the work. Could not recommend highly enough, thank you!”