PROTECT YOUR DRIVEWAY

OUR SIMPLE TIP WHEN YOU HIRE A SKIP

An empty skip bin can be heavy. When there’s rubbish loaded into it, there is a possibility of driveway damage. Green Gorilla have years of Auckland skip bin hire experience in helping people take steps to avoid damage with skip bins.

Our recommendation is to lay a sheet of plywood on your driveway. The wood will help reduce the chances of scratches, chips, and cracks. It’s a precaution worth doing.

Three Common Driveways for Skips

The best driveway to take the weight of a skip bin is a hard and level surface. A concrete driveway is better than an asphalt driveway and is dense enough to hold the weight of a skip. It’s not often a concrete driveway is damaged; however, asphalt is softer and is liker to be marked with impressions.

An asphalt surface requires more consideration and better preparation for the delivery of your skip. Make sure you pick the most level or flat area on the surface and lay a sheet of plywood down that your skip can res. Consider placing wood borders under the corners of the skip bin to help disperse the weight. The sun beating down on asphalt is a concern. It increases the risk of driveway damage as the asphalt softens and makes it easier to damage. Place your skip in the shade to help minimise risks.

Avoid placing a skip bin on a grassy surface. A skip will almost always cause damage to the soft surface. In some situations, this isn’t an issue; however, often, when a skip has damaged a lawn, the owner is upset. 

Green Gorilla want you to have the best experience when you hire one of our Auckland Gorilla Skips for your rubbish. 

 

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