have a monoblock drive and want to replace it as it needs lots of cleaning to look nice. Any low maintenance, attractive replacements?
AWEEDS and moss will always form on block paving, especially in shade. Regular pressure-washing removes the top finish – then the surface is no longer smooth and even harder to clean.
Gravel is the solution. It’s easy to lay and just needs a rake now and then. It’s also a deterrent to would-be burglars as you can hear them coming!
QWE recently removed an ivy growing up a painted roughcast wall. How do we remove the mess of tendrils? AYOU
have no chance of removing those pesky tentacles – I ■ Tough: recently wore a Ivy screwdriver down to a metal pin trying to get the little suckers off. I eventually gave up. I tried a heat gun, wire brush and jet wash but ended up painting the wall. I can still see them.
is the best way to remove several layers of concrete floor paint in preparation for re-sealing and painting? AONCE
cured, concrete floor paint is bomb proof! It’s designed to resist chemicals and oil. Scrape off any flakes, wash with detergent, then repaint.
If you want to remove the paint you will need to hire a texture surface remover and grind it off, but painting over it is fine. date the building work is going to start and tell him how long it’s going to take. However for a garage wall it may just be easier to build it from your side of the boundary. Newer properties often have clauses in their title deeds giving them access to neighbouring property to carry out repair work, so it’s worth checking your deeds first. »»Call SAS Daniels LLP Solicitors on 0161 475 7676 or 01625 442 100. Visit www.sasdaniels. co.uk. If you have any legal questions, write to Weekly Law and You, MEN Media, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Chadderton, OL9 8EF, or leave your query on the legal advice line 0117 964 4794.