Hi, my neighbour and I want to get the alley way between our houses re-surfaced because it's a mess - every year weeds, etc.
She's currently having work done on her house so already has a skip and the builder has said because of this, he can do it cheaply (we don't want to spend too much money on it, it's not big enough for a car and it's literally just for us to wheel our bins in and out of the garden, bring furniture etc.
So options: Concrete: cheap, but ugly and may cause damp problems in our houses Gravel: cheap, but cat toilet? And also problems wheeling big heavy wheelie bins over? Bark: cheap but doesn't last long Blue slate: Any problems with this? Decking? Rat paradise? Concrete slabs - cheap, but does this option have the same problem as a big expanse of concrete, IE drainage?