Tarmacadam or tarmac is another surface type ideal for driveways. It is one of the most popular paving when it comes to roads, highways, and parking lots.
Tarmac is an affordable surface but offers a level of durability and has its share of pros and cons.
Emulating tarmac runways and highways, tarmac is a popular choice among homeowners in terms of costs and functionality.
Southampton Driveway and Patio Pro specialise in driveway paving, one of which is tarmac driveways. Tarmac is easy to install by pouring stone aggregates with tar as the bonding agent for a cohesive surface.
Just like any other driveway type, tarmac needs a base and sublayers to allow the final layer for gravel and stone combined with a hot black mixture.
A tarmac surface, similar to gravel, is highly porous and can shed water fast, but it is more compact than gravel.
Tarmac paving may not be your typical driveway. Everybody seems to have an impression that tarmac is cheap. While there is no denying that it’s made of cement and it’s plain hard as a surface, there are many ways you can integrate to improve its looks.
The Quality of Tarmac Paving
Tarmac’s overall design provides better functionality and it lasts for many years. Regular maintenance prevents holes and puddles but maintains its porous quality that is good for preventing flood.
When water accumulates and starts to build a small pool, it slowly disintegrates the soil underneath and destroys the top surface. Prevent this from happening by filling in the holes with fresh tarmacadam and flattening them to even the whole surface.
Whether your old surface has something on it, Southampton skilled fitters will dig up the torn surface. Just like all the other surface types, the base ground is compacted and prepped for the layers of gravel.
Expect to achieve your tarmac driveway within the day and see how it can transform your home into a different look, neat and tidy, and classic.
Let’s Build Your Tarmac Driveway
Check the steps involved in building a tarmac driveway:
- Upon receiving our no-obligation quote, you can decide whether to push through with your tarmac driveway project.
- Our team of certified fitters will inspect your place and conduct the assessment.
- We offer choices of aggregate colours or suggest the most cost-effective type.
- We will inform you of the date of installation and see if you agree with it.
- Our team will arrive on the agreed schedule to begin the installation.
- Prepare the base.
- Add layers of stone aggregates.
- Flatten the surface.
- Apply tar to serve as a bonding agent and let it dry and flatten again.
- We wrap up the job and ensure that all was laid down completely.
Building a driveway is not a simple job. It requires the skills and experience of certified builders in order for it to look professionally built. Southampton Driveway & Patio Pro have done many driveways in the past and use different techniques to make your tarmac look fascinating.
In other locations, building a driveway requires planning permission from the local office. Check with your local government if there is a need to secure permits for a tarmac driveway. Our team will assist you in case you need our help.
Here in Southampton, we install your new tarmac driveway in just a single day. As quick as that you can have it done though give it some time for the tar to bond well with the stones for a couple of days.
But if all is set and good to go, installation of tarmac is not as complicated as you might think.
Who We Are
If you need more information on tarmac driveways, how it is actually installed, what the steps are involved and everything you need to know, including cleaning and maintenance, reach out to us. Or if you are interested in other services and products we offer, call our office.
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