Donny

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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.

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