While you might have a need to get rid of waste, where you position your skip is vital. After all, you’ll need easy access to it and you will also need to think about how you use your property. You’ll need to think about parking and access to your property but in most cases, people will put their skip on their drive. 

However, you might wonder about how much damage a skip will cause when you place it on your driveway. Sure, there is always a risk of damage but it rarely happens, so you can have confidence in hiring a skip and placing it on your driveway. 

The main thing is that we consider your driveway before we position your skip and that makes a difference. You might have a paved driveway or a tarmacked driveway and these are the types that are more likely to be damaged. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to remove the risk of damage. 

How Can You Protect Your Driveway?

Protecting your driveway is easier than you might think which means that you won’t have to worry about hiring a skip. The aim is to protect the surface by putting something down to help spread the weight. 

This is required for driveways that are made of resin, tarmac or slabs. So, you can place down boards if you wish as this will help to protect the surface directly. If you want to spread the weight of your skip then you could lay down several planks of timber that are longer than the width of the skip. The skip can then be placed on top of the planks, enabling the weight to be spread out.

The great thing is that it is really easy to take care of your driveway when hiring a skip but it will mean that you can take care of waste removal without worry of causing damage. 

One thing to also consider is not just the weight of the skip itself as these are not likely to cause damage alone. It will also be determined by the amount of waste and the weight of the waste that you put in your skip. Skips will come with a maximum weight allowance and you should make sure that you follow these limits as this will mean that you don’t increase the risk of damage to your driveway.

The benefits of hiring a skip make it worthwhile, providing you take the right steps to protect your driveway. You can get rid of large volumes of waste easily and conveniently as you will have quick access to your skip while it is located on your drive. 

One thing to consider is that having your driveway placed on your drive is something that becomes your responsibility. So, you should check your driveway for weakness or damage while you should avoid overfilling it. If you follow our advice, we are confident that you can hire a skip without any issues.