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Natural sandstone is quickly becoming one of Sussex Driveway’s most popular options for driveways in Brighton and Hove. Sandstone is highly robust due to its high quartz content. As a result, it’s an exceptional material that can withstand a wide range of stresses. A sandstone driveway would not be harmed by a large amount of footfall or traffic. It’s also highly resilient to extreme weather, which comes in handy during the cold winter months in the South East.
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A natural stone driveway has a gleaming look due to the presence of tiny quartz crystals and adds a touch of class to any driveway. Sandstone is also smooth, giving it a pristine appearance. The rock is shaped under intense heat, resulting in tiny streaks of colour that give it a distinct appearance. It also comes in a variety of colours, ranging from grey sandstone driveways to pink or ochre, making it easy to design a driveway that fits your tastes.
Natural sandstone slabs are low maintenance since they can be swept down quickly and any debris that accumulates is washed away by rain or easily cleaned with a hose.
Sandstone is made up of small grains of sand (0.05mm to 2mm) that were deposited over millennia in riverbeds. These grains have then been compressed and cemented together over time. As quartz is highly chemically resistant, large amounts of it are retained in the sandstone, giving it it’s distinct sparkling appearance. Different compositions of sand and quartz result in different colours of sandstone.
Sandstone is highly durable and resistant to the elements such as wind, rain, and snow. This is one of the reasons it has been a highly sought-after building material for many centuries. It also makes it a perfect building material for driveways in the South East due to the frequent inclement weather we experience.