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How A CobbleCrete Driveway Can Help With Mobility

10 Mar 2022

At CobbleCrete, we are proud of the excellent service that we provide to our clients. We are also proud of the quality of our products, and the fact that our products are beautiful, affordable, and durable. But that’s not all we’re proud about. We are particularly proud of the fact that our products have the potential to make it easier for people with mobility issues to move about – thus increasing their independence and potentially increasing the quality of their day to day lives.

In this short article, we’ll be going through the ways that our driveways make it easier for people with walking aids and wheelchairs to move around.

Consistent Texture

The first way that a CobbleCrete Driveway can help to increase the mobility of someone with mobility problems is the consistent texture of its surface over the entirety of its surface area– meaning that every square inch has the same ‘feeling’ to walk over as the rest of the driveway.

The even consistency of our driveways is important for several reasons. The first is that it means that people who are walking over it don’t have to readjust themselves as they walk. Such adjustments can be difficult for people using walking sticks or crutches, as they have to continually check and readjust their balance as they walk. An inconsistent texture means that people have to make additional adjustments as they walk, thus greatly increasing the difficulty of walking.

The second reason why this consistency is important is because it can be difficult for people who use wheelchairs to make their way through such terrain. In contrast, having a consistent terrain makes it much easier for people with wheelchairs to make their way over the terrain.

Consistent texture gives our driveways a particular advantage over natural ground – which can have a myriad of different textures over time. However, even other ‘solid’ driveways can still pose issues. Gravel and crushed driveways, for instance, can often leave one feeling as though they are walking through sand.

Flat Surface

The next advantage that CobbleCrete’s range of driveways has over bare ground or other forms of driveway surfacing is that it has a relatively flat surface by design – without intrusive bumps or other such blemishes which can make travel difficult. For drivers, this ensures a smooth ride, free from damage to their vehicles. For people with mobility needs, however, it makes for a much more comfortable experience.

To understand why this is, it’s necessary to understand the needs of people with mobility issues. For example, a person who makes use of crutches may find it difficult to go over natural or inconsistent terrain because doing so may interfere with their sense of balance – a key requirement when using crutches. Likewise, a person in a wheelchair may find the constant change in elevation uncomfortable and tiring. These issues will only be exacerbated with less than ideal materials – such as bricks, crushed and gravel.

In contrast, CobbleCretes range of surface options are designed to provide as even a surface as possible – making it very easy for a person with issues related to mobility to make their way across the surface.

Contact CobbleCrete For More Information

At CobbleCrete, we offer a wide variety of driveway types and styles to our clients in the Midlands. So, if you’re looking for concrete driveways in Godsall, driveways in Tettenhall, or driveways in Bridgenorth, contact Cobblecrete today.

Our dedicated and passionate team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.