Can you make your driveway wider?
Herein, do you need planning permission to widen your driveway?
You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally.
- Dig the soil to a depth of at least 5 inches where you want to pour the extension.
- Build your concrete forms with 2-inch-by-4-inch dimensional lumber to the desired length and width of the extension.
- Level the top board of your forms with a transit or a long carpenter's level.
Thereof, can you widen your driveway?
DIY: Driveway Widening. If you need to accommodate an additional driver or larger vehicles, widening a driveway is a simple solution if your existing pavement is too narrow. Whether the existing driveway is paved with asphalt, concrete or another material, using pavers for the expansion adds contrast and style.
For an average two-car concrete driveway that is 20 feet wide and 30 feet long (600 sq. ft.) without slopes or curves costs $3,266.
Concrete Driveway Cost.
|National Average Cost
|$2,214 to $6,110