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Hey guys

My dads just had his drive in a light grey. Now he's sealed it and it ranges shortly after now it's turned patchy. Can anything be done about it?

 

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Hey guys

My dads just had his drive in a light grey. Now he's sealed it and it ranges shortly after now it's turned patchy. Can anything be done about it?

It looks wet and drying, or me eyes are going funny lol

Nice drive though mate!

Not really sure what you can do about patchy blocks?
 

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The sealants ment to give the wet look. When my dad put the sealant on It rained about an hour later causing it to go patchy

Thanks mate they've done a spot on job on the drive just a pitty they smashed the Tarmac to bits in the process lol
 

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The sealants ment to give the wet look. When my dad put the sealant on It rained about an hour later causing it to go patchy
Ahh I see, that makes sense... that is unfortunate, bloody rain!

Without making it worse, maybe he could try doubling up the sealant on the lighter blocks?

how porus are these blocks, maybe a light varnish followed by sealant to try and darken up the lighter ones...

However I am not an expert at all (maybe get an expert in) but some suggestions matey.

Ask me how to clip that virgin media cable that is lose and I am your man ;)

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TBH, I would leave it. Depends on the blocks used but it's early and they'll age over weeks/months. A reputable installer will change any dodgy blocks within warranty but as @Mick is suggesting, it could just be rain.
 
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TBH, I would leave it. Depends on the blocks used but it's early and they'll age over weeks/months. A reputable installer will change any dodgy blocks within warranty but as @Mick is suggesting, it could just be rain.
I agree, I would also leave it, after time it will start a similar process... the drive looks nice as is :)

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I've told him to leave it but he's having none of it lol. He's on about getting them ripped up and new blocks different colours

This is what it looked like before the sealant

 

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yep did one in same blocks but red...you need to let it weather in so to speak...
 

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I've told him to leave it but he's having none of it lol. He's on about getting them ripped up and new blocks different colours

This is what it looked like before the sealant

You could point out to him that, sooner or later, he's going to get a visitor with a "drippy" car.

After that he won't be too bothered. Not really an answer, but that's life.:Biggrin2:
 

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that looks like a good job, can I ask how much? we have inherited horrible pebbles on our drive so looking at getting some thing done..

Cheers
 

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Was the drive damp in places before sealing? ie the light patches, do you know the sealant product they used? I do block paving amongst other things for a living and unless you try sealing the drive when It's damp or get a few blocks that are a lot denser than the others you shouldn't get that finish at all. as said leave it for now as it may dry (if it is that). can I ask why do you need a channel drain at the front of the drive (where is it connected to)? surely the water would run off into the street!
 

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It's to stop next doors drive flooding.
Also most cheap acrylic block sealants are only good for 1-2 years.
 

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The drive on the right look slightly more elevated above the one on the left.

The drive on the left has no block paving.
 

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And where would the drain go to? does it just seep away under neath the path?
Exactly, that's what I was on about earlier, that's worse than not installing them. No point in installing a channel drain that's not connected up. we can't see but it looks to me as if the water would run across the tarmac footpath on onto a road (maybe) then down a road gully.
 

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The drive on the right look slightly more elevated above the one on the left.

The drive on the left has no block paving.
As we look at the houses - the drive on the left is slightly higher than the block paved drive, I'm on about the channel drain at the front next to the tarmac footpath which would not stop anything flooding.
 

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The coucil had brought a new reg in that rain water cannot run into the road. At one end of the drains there's a pipe which allows the water to soak into the ground underneath the drive
 
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